Carpenter Library

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the joy of reading, nurture the development of lifelong independent learning, support the curriculum by providing access to information in all forms, and collaborate with staff members to provide engaging learning experiences.


Our curriculum is adapted from Illinois Standards-Aligned Instruction for Libraries (ISAIL). These standards align with Common Core State Standards and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner.


Our students visit the library weekly for lessons. Student borrowing varies by grade level. Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to manage their their library accounts in Destiny Discover, our online library catalog.

Kindergarten - 1 book every week

1st Grade - 2 books every week

2nd Grade through 5th grade - 3 books every week