Students listen to stories, have fun with literature, research topics, and learn how to use the library. Third and fourth grade students learn how to use the online card catalog to help find books they want to read. The children are exposed to a variety of literature including poetry, nonfiction, biography, fables, and fairy tales. First, second, and third grade students participate in the Monarch Award program. Fourth grade students will participate in the Bluestem Award program. The children also learn about the Caldecott Award. We often write stories, class books, poems, and songs that relate to literature we have read.