Primary School Library
Julie Amoroso - Librarian
The library program is designed to instill a passion for and life-long love of reading! The library curriculum promotes the very best in children's literature while the collection includes a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information and enjoyment. Please encourage your child to spend time reading at home every day!
ABC’s of Reading
A ALLOW time each day to spend reading with your child.
B BE a reading model! Let your child see you reading.
C CREATE an interest in reading by reading aloud books suitable to your child’s age and interest.
D DO start out with short stories—gradually build your child’s attention span.
E ENRICH your child’s learning experiences through books.
F FOCUS your child’s attention on the book you are reading by showing and discussing pictures.
G GLANCE through the book before you read it to your child so that you are familiar with it.
H HAVE your child sit close to you when you are reading so that you are sharing the book.
I INCREASE your child’s listening and speaking vocabularies by explaining unfamiliar words.
J JOIN your public library so that you have access to a variety of books.
K KEEP your child’s books in view in easy-to-get places.
L LISTEN to your child tell stories from books, even if he/she can’t read all the words in the book.
M MENTION the author and title of the book each time you read to your child.
N NURTURE your child’s imagination by selecting different kinds of stories such as rhyming books, fairy tales, animal stories, mysteries, and adventures.
O OPEN the door to the world of reading. Read daily to your child.
P PASS ON the pleasure of reading by building memories your child can treasure.
Q QUOTE the characters in a story meaningfully by changing the tone of your voice.
R READ, read, read!
S STIMULATE interest before reading by sharing experiences.
T TALK about the books you have read together.
U USE expression when reading aloud so that the story will come to life.
V VISIT a book store often and give books as presents.
W WHENEVER you can, create…
X EXCITEMENT about reading: it’s great.
Y YOU can encourage reading with…
Z ZEST! Be excited and the books will do the rest.