The library is central to the learning process and provides St. Anne students with the knowledge and grand ideas that lie within the covers of great books or amid the global village of the Internet. While classroom instruction fosters competence and stimulates interest in reading and using information, the library staff works with the faculty to design learning strategies that meet the needs of individual students. The librarian facilitates the Renaissance Learning programs Accelerated Reader, STAR Reader, and STAR Early Literacy.
Saint Anne Catholic School Library strives to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished by
providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
The St. Anne Catholic School Library provides materials that promote the love of reading and support the curriculum of the school. The library provides printed, non-printed, and electronic resources for students, faculty, and parents. Students utilize library resources to complete assignments, explore ideas, and to select from a wide variety of recreational reading on many topics. St. Anne students will become independent library users, informed users of information, and life-long learners.
The library operates on a flexible schedule. All classes, not just reading classes, utilize the library. Students may come at any time to check out a book, research information, or read independently. Teachers work collaboratively with the librarian to schedule research projects and literature-appreciation lessons. Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade have weekly scheduled visits. Sixth through eighth graders come on an “as-needed” basis.
Kindergarten through second-grade students may check out one book at a time for a one-week period. Third- through eighth-grade students may check out two books at a time for a two-week period. Students may have their limit extended for a project or an assignment. Books may be renewed up to two additional times. The student must bring the book to the library in order to renew the book.
Damaged and Lost Book Policy
Accidents happen! If a book is accidentally damaged, the student should report the damage so that the library may,if possible, repair the book. If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt
repair the book at home. The library uses special book tapes and glue that resist heat and will not discolor. If a book is lost or damaged beyond use, the student will pay the cost of the book so that it may be replaced in the library.
Our library is a proud member of the national Catholic Library Association, as well the Texas Library Association.