St. Michael's Library welcomes all students, parents, and staff to the library daily.
Library events include:
- California Young Reader Medal Program
- Special Days Book Exhibits
- Birthday Book Club Recognition
- Book Clubs
- Research Opportunities
- Author Studies
- Summer Reading Book Swap
In addition, themes such as character education, multi-cultural awareness, and author and genre studies are regularly highlighted with posters, visual displays, and prominent shelf placement of books from our library collection.
Early Childhood Library Program
Preschool and Pre-K students enjoy weekly story time in the library, which compliments the letter or topic currently being studied in class or focuses on an appropriate theme or book.
Lower School (K-4) Library Program
During weekly library classes, students choose books for independent reading that explore concurrent classroom themes. Library lessons supplement these subject areas. Additional library instruction incorporates:
- Responsibility for use of print and electronic resources;
- Accountability for book checkout/return;
- Effective use of the OPAC;
- Literature, genre, and author studies;
- Award-winning literature studies: Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award;
- The study of fiction and nonfiction;
- Dewey Decimal classification; and
- Basic research skills.
Middle School (Grades 5-8) Library Program
The Middle School library skills program focuses on the research process and personal accountability. Through the completion of individual and group projects, students become effective users of print and electronic resources. Students learn to use information skills, resources and tools to:
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge;
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge;
- Share their knowledge and understanding with others and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society; and
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Join the Library's Birthday Book Club
In recognition of your child's birthday, please consider participating in Library Birthday Book Club. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your child's special day while supporting our library with a donation for the purchase of new books. Your gift will be used to purchase quality books to enhance our Lower School reading program and Middle School literature study; diverse and relevant materials for student research; and new and classic titles for pleasure reading and book reports. A personalized book plate will be placed in the book, and your child will receive a personal thank you letter. Watch the Wednesday folders for a reminder note during the month of your child's birthday.
Teaching P.E. at St. Michael's is a gift within itself. Every day we are teaching sportsmanship, respect, self-control, and character. These are the tools that matter the most."