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Library

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Elizabeth Oakes became the new Bright School librarian in 2016. Previously, she taught third grade. 

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Jan Vance is the assistant librarian.

When you enter the Library at Bright School, there is a sense of warmth, history, and tradition. Library instruction is an essential component of the Bright School curriculum. Our library assists in developing enthusiastic readers who enjoy reading, enabling them to access, evaluate, and interpret information from printed materials. On any given day, students eagerly walk to the library to return a book and check out a new one. From story time in the lower grades to the research process in the upper grades, our students will graduate with the best possible training to become life-long readers and skillful users of information in the 21st century.

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Pre-Kindergarten

• Listens to a variety of literature from classroom units of study
• Understands the use of a library
• Associates reading with pleasure

Kindergarten

• Practices acceptable library etiquette
• Understands the proper care of library materials
• Actively participates in story time through curriculum-based read aloud

First Grade

• Identifies titles, authors, and illustrators
• Uses appropriate check-out and return procedures
• Learns about and uses materials provided in the library
• Actively participates in story time through curriculum-based read aloud

Second Grade

• Develops understanding of reading genres (fiction, nonfiction, biographies)
• Recognizes the difference between fiction and nonfiction
• Demonstrates knowledge of library procedures and materials
• Actively participates in story time through curriculum-based read aloud

Third Grade

• Utilizes the online catalog to locate library materials
• Understands the Dewey Decimal System for locating nonfiction texts
• Uses alphabetical listing for locating fiction books
• Actively participates in story time through curriculum-based read aloud

Fourth Grade

• Learns and uses the Dewey Decimal System
• Recognizes that information sources are available in a variety of formats
• Uses parts of a book to gather specific information for the research process
• Expands knowledge of literature and reads a variety of genres

Fifth Grade

• Uses a variety of primary and secondary information sources
• Selects, collects, and records appropriate information for research
• Learns effective and ethical online research strategies
• Expands knowledge of literature and reads a variety of reading genres