Harding Library

Welcome to the Harding Elementary School Library!

Wonderful Website of Classic Children's Books!
For complete text with pictures of classic children's books click here classics. Some of the titles include Rikki, Tikki, Tavi, Peter Rabbit, and The Velveteen Rabbit.

Great News!

Our library catalog of materials is now available online for you to browse via Follett-Destiny on computers and hand-held devices! This new library system offers a single username/password login for the catalog, eBooks, and library databases.
To access, click here: Library Online Catalog.

During the School Year
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade attend a scheduled period once a week. Library period is more than checking out books. Your children will explore different authors and genres, learn to select books for school assignments and topics of personal interest, make connections between life and what they read, and learn the best and fastest ways to find the information they need to complete classroom assignments. Grades 3 through 6 will also receive computer instruction to improve their information seeking and technology skills.

Check-out privileges by grade are as follows. (Privileges may be increased for classroom research projects. Books should be brought to the library each week for renewal or return.)

Kindergarten through 1st grade: 1 book
2nd through 3rd : 2 books (3rd graders may select up to 3 books after Thanksgiving)
4th through 6th : 3 books

Overdue notices will be sent home in backpacks once a month beginning in October. Please help your child locate their books by checking backpacks, home book shelves, under beds, etc. Students should also check their school desk and classroom libraries.

Online library. The Harding library has great online sources for reading and research. See links at the left for login instructions.

Here are a few easy ways for you to help your child get the most out of reading:

  • Provide a comfortable place and a daily quiet time for reading.
  • Schedule time to read aloud as a family.
  • Be a role model: let your children see you reading.
  • Talk about books! Books are a wonderful topic for conversation! Tell me about the book you are reading. What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? Ask them about the characters and the plot. What are a few interesting facts you learned?

If you have any questions about the library program, please send an email to Clarice_Johnson@kenilworthschools.com

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Plagiarism & Works Cited (coming soon)