Library Curriculum Overview
- Love of Reading (LOR)
- Library Information Literacy (LIL)
- Extra: Makerspace
Love of Reading (grade-specific): Read Alouds, Book Selection, Book Reviews, Book Talks, Battle of the Books, Scholastic Book Fairs, Monthly Library Themes, Monthly Library Celebrations (e.g., World Read Aloud Day, Read Across America Day), Colorado Children’s Book Award, Earth Day Book Swap, Reading Counts, 5th Grade Reading Bingo, Stuffie Reading Buddies, Whispy Readers, Book Speed Dating, Birthday Book Club, Book Its, Summer Reading Program, Summer Library Hours.
Library Information Literacy (grade specific): Library Behavior, Library Procedures, Library Terminology, Library Map/Shelving, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)/Destiny Quest, High Plains Library District Catalog, Literacy Websites, Online Author/Book sites, Literacy Apps, Parts of a book, Fiction vs. Non-fiction, Non-fiction Studies, Genre Studies, Poetry Studies, E-books, Audiobooks, Award Books (Caldecott, Newberry, Coretta Scott King, Geisel, Pura Bupre)
Makerspace: Self-directed learning through hands-on exploration activities in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Emphasis on The Colorado Department of Education’s defined “Colorado’s 21st Century Skills” skills: critical thinking and reasoning, collaboration, self direction, invention and information literacy.