Welcome to Del Rio's library web site!

  • Every student at Del Rio Elementary visits our school library with his/her class once a week. A typical class visit starts out with 15 minutes for returning and checking out books and concludes with a read-aloud story or a short activity. 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, or library skill. Our goal is to share a love of reading by introducing wonderful books to students and helping them learn valuable library skills that they will be able to use for the rest of their life.
     
    Students may drop in and visit the library before school or during recess to browse for books, use a computer to take an AR test, play Mancala or card games, color, search the "I Spy" case, or do homework. Computers are frequently used to research a class project, visit educational web sites, or take an AR quiz.

    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 reading comprehension, vocabulary growth, spelling ability, grammatical usage and writing style. The Power of Reading by Stephen Krashen

    Please feel welcome to drop by for a visit. I love to help answer questions or hear any concerns that you may have about the library. I love the students at Del Rio and want to make the library "THE" place they want to be. Help support our library fundraisers: Book Fair in the fall, Box Tops all year, Cruz Thru Car Wash all year, Santa's Secret Shoppe in December, and our second Book Fair in the spring! Keep turning those pages!
     
    April Vegas