Overview of the Library Program
SAES Students Love to Read!
Beginning in PreK3, PreK4 and extending through 2nd Grade, our students are introduced to learning through books. Strong emphasis is placed on selecting age appropriate books of interest and level each week.
In the upper grades (3-5), students expand their library skills by using the digital computer catalog to find books and other information. Students can utilize these skills in any library they visit!
Each week, there is a “story time” period in which a book or chapter is read aloud to the class followed by checking out books. Upper grade students also assist in scanning the books for check out and re-shelving returned books. All students are encouraged to come to the library as needed or desired.
Various activities are planned throughout the year, including a Barnes and Noble book fair, Scholastic Book Fair in the Fall and a Battle of the Books competition from January through March. St. Andrew’s is the 2017 Regional Champion and has won 8 City of Newport News championships from 2008 through 2017!
Praise for the Library Program
“My favorite moment in the Library is when I open a book to read and I see the donation name plate of a St. Andrew’s alum! I then take a picture of it and send it to their parents.” – Mrs. Crooks
Summer Reading List
Please click on the link below to find the summer reading list for all grades for the 2017-2018 school year.
Summer reading lists 2017-2018