PreK: One book at a time to keep in the classroom, then 1 book at a time to take home in the 2nd semester
Kindergarten: One book at a time, then 1 nonfiction and 1 fiction in the 2nd semester
Grade 2-4: Unlimited checkouts. Students must be able to be responsible and carry safely.
All books may be checked out for up to two weeks, and may be renewed on an as needed basis.
Students may utilize our Open Check Out program which allows students the flexibility to visit the library individually on a more frequent basis.
Parents, please help to ensure your child is a good library citizen and returns his/her book on time. Library book bags should be used by your child, at all times, to store and transport their library book, thus helping them to be responsible library book caretakers.
Access to search for books in ILA@ESE Library may be done from the classroom, or home, by visiting the Destiny web site at destiny.esc11.net.
The 2X2 Reading List is a book list provided by the Texas Library Association of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. The ESE 2x2 Book Club will be for 1st and 2nd grade students. We will meet on Wednesdays from 7:35-7:55 am in the ILA@ESE Library. During those meetings, our goal is to read all 20 books from the 2x2 list, analyze each story, and collaboratively choose our favorite and do a craft for that book. A special thanks for the PTA for granting us all the 2x2 books and supplies!
Any 1st and 2nd grade student may join the 2x2 Book Club. However, space is limited.
• Return the signed registration form on or before Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
• Attend meetings Wednesday mornings from 7:35-7:55 am in the ILA@ESE Library.
(Bus riders - Come to the library as soon as you enter the school.)
Battle of the Books (BoB) is a district-wide competition for 3rd and 4th grade students. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.
Any 3rd and 4th grade student may join the Battle of the Books. A team of five will be decided by late February. The district competition will be Monday, March 23, 2020, at 10 a.m. at The Center for Performing Arts.
Meetings are Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 am.
The books for the 2019-2020 year are:
The Boo-Boo's that Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)
The Caldecott Award is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Caldecott Club runs January through April.
Caldecott books are best known for their wonderful illustrations that go along with the story. How your student can participate is as follows:
• During your student’s scheduled library time, he/she will be able to check out an additional book from a list of Caldecott Winners for the Caldecott Club.
• After reading the book at home, your student will complete a book report (provided by the club) and return both the book and the report to the librarian, Ms. B-F.
• If your student turns in at least 5 book reports for Kindergarteners and 10 book reports for 1st graders by May 1st, he/she will be invited to the end of year celebration.