What would you see if you visited the Elmer Avenue library? You might see a kindergarten class discussing fire safety while examining an actual firefigher's outfit. Or a first-grade class participating in an interactive read-aloud, or a second-grade class practicing alphabetizing words on the Smartboard. Or a third-grade class participating in Reader's Theater. Or a fourth-grade class learning how to use the online catalog. Or a fifth-grade class using the computers to do a webquest about economics. Or a sixth-grade class doing a Dewey Decimal scavenger hunt. And all that activity is in a two-week time period!
Not only do we provide computers with internet access and subscription databases, we also have over 9,000 books that students may borrow. We also provide teachers with a professional collection, academic journals, and videos and DVDs to supplement classroom instruction. And if we don't have a what someone needs, we do our best to get it.
Elmer Avenue was the first public elementary school in New York state to have a school library. What a wonderful claim to fame!