The Kemmerer Jr.-Sr. High School Library supports students and teachers in learning and growing. The physical library houses a broad collection of books, magazines, videos, and other media. Students and staff are able to come and go as needed to check out books. The collection is appropriate for our 7-12 grade student body and includes fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, e-readers, and reference materials to support students who are seeking books to read for pleasure, reference, and learning in many subject areas. Teachers also have access to a large collection of videos, CDs, and classroom sets of books (fiction and non-fiction) to support learning in their classrooms. All students and staff have access to the online catalog of the physical collection, and they have access to online resources for research as well.
The library is open to students and staff from 7:30am – 3:45pm. A media support staff member is available in the library each day from 9am – 1pm, and does all daily tasks such as shelving books, helping students and staff find materials, and checking out books. The SOA media supervisor manages the collection and oversees organization of resources. The SOA media supervisor also works with teachers to instruct students on how to utilize online resources for academic research (i.e. gowyld.net).
The library at Canyon elementary school is a multi-functional setting that students visit bi-weekly during their "specials" times.
Students utilize the library for book check-out and keyboarding.
Check-out days are a time for students to browse our extensive collection of age appropriate, reading level appropriate books. CES library books range from pre-K level books to 8th level books. Books are marked using the ATOS scale which corresponds to the Renaissance Accelerated Reader program, Lexile levels, and the genre of each book.
The CES library exclusively houses books designed to inspire a love of reading in the district's youngest learners, whether it be picture books, graphic novels, emergent reader fiction, young adult novels, or research ready informational text. Our library carries books for students who are reluctant readers, advanced readers, and all of those who fall in between.
Students also attend keyboarding classes in the library. During this technology time; the media paraprofessional, after coordinating with teachers, monitors students while they explore computer navigation, basic keyboarding skills, basic coding and internet safety.
The CES library is also used for 3rd-6th grade student council meetings, staff meetings, small group instruction, and other events, as needed.