Welcome to the Library!
Librarian - Mrs. Dawn Ekker
Mrs. Ekker can be contacted via the faculty page.
New SJS Library Site
Check out the brand new St. Joseph School library website! The site allows a visitor to search for a book in the school library and learn all kinds of information about the book as well as interesting links to other book-friendly places.
The website still has information being added daily. Be sure to visit to learn more about the SJS library!
ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM
Students in first grade through eighth grade participate in the Accelerated Reader Program, a computer based program which tests students' reading comprehension. Students earning the highest points in each reading class are announced each quarter and again at the end of the year. Students earning a minimum of 100 points are named to the Accelerated Reader 100 Points Club and are given a medallion as well as a certificate at the end awards ceremony in May. Other incentives such as spirit dress days and pizza lunches are used throughout the year.
ACCELERATED READER POINTS CLUBS - Please see "Photo Albums" on this website for pictures and names of students in our Accelerated Reader 100, 250, 500+ Points Clubs.
ACCELERATED READER LIST OF TITLES
There are over 110,000 AR quizzes available. We do not have every AR book in our library, but we do have access to every AR quiz. Because we have our program online, your child may read any AR book with a quiz, and, athought we may not carry it in our library, will take a test on it.
To determine if your books from home or any other book you may be interested in purchasing are AR books, you may use the AR Bookfinder website. Because there are so many books available to our students, it would not be feasible to print a list for every child. However, the advanced search n the AR Bookfinder website may be used to search for certain book levels and interest levels. You may also look at the collections option for recommendations and lsits of award winning titles.
HOW IS MY CHILD DOING WITH ACCELERATED READER?
A TOPS Report prints automatically after a child takes a quiz to give feedback on your child's understanding of the book and shows cumulative data for the marking period and school year. These records are given to your child's teacher and may come home in your child's Wednesday packet.
New to our program this year is a special feature called Home Connect that lets you see how many points your child has, what quizzes they have taken, and how well they did. You will need your child's username and password to use the site.