Welcome to our school library web site!

  • Every student at Centennial Elementary is scheduled to visit our school library with his/her class once a week. A typical class visit includes a read-aloud story or a short activity, as well as time to return and check out books. Many children find a new book and immediately sit down to begin to read and enjoy the story. The read-aloud stories that are read to the children are chosen to introduce, illustrate or depict a particular theme, genre, literary device, curricular topic, library skill or sometimes just for fun. Our goal is to share a love of reading by introducing wonderful books to students.

    Additionally, students may drop in and visit the library before school starting at 7:45 a.m. or during many recesses to browse and checkout new books. Computers are frequently used to take an AR quiz, research a class project, or visit approved educational web sites.

    First and foremost, we are dedicated to the promotion of reading for pleasure and information. We know that voluntary reading is the best predictor of (improvement in) reading comprehension, vocabulary growth, spelling ability, grammatical usage and writing style - from The Power of Reading, by Stephen Krashen

    Please feel welcome to drop in with your child's class or before school begins. Come shop our book fairs during Back to School Night in the Fall and Open House in the Spring. I would also welcome your participation in our Friends of the Library group.

    The more you read, the more you grow!