About Our Library
We are open 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students don't have to wait until next class library time to return and check out books. They can come in daily during the 10:00 recess and after school. Teachers also have the option of scheduling extra time. Students with internet permission slips on file at our school may use the student computers in the library for researching school projects after school.
Hedrick School Library provides books and services for more than 500 students, grades Kindergarten through Sixth, and their teachers and staff. Each class is scheduled weekly for thirty minutes. During that time, students check out books and have a story time, book talk, or mini lesson on how to better use their library. Students may also use the library the morning recess and after school each day.
Library books are checked out for one week at a time. If the students wish to keep their books longer, they may bring them back at the end of that week and renew them.
Every week when a class comes to the library, they have a chance to have Perfect Returns. That means that if all the students turn in their books on time (they must have them when they come for library), the class earns their name on the "Perfect Returns" board, a certificate, and their teacher gets to select a book for their classroom library to keep.
When Are Our Books Due?
How do we know if a book is AR?
To find out if a book is an Accelerated Reader book, please use
Simply select "Parent" from the list, and begin by typing in the title of the book you are looking for. If the book is not listed, it is probaly not an Accelerated Reader book, or it may not have a quiz for the book. Check it out regularly for updates and new book releases!
Please note: a book listed on the AR BookFinder website does not necessarily mean our library has the book. The AR BookFinder site lists all possible AR books available, not the ones currently in our library collection! Students can check available books here at school using another program that lists all of our school collection. (See links section below: How to use OPAC!)
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Need help with homework and reports? Try these sites
How to use OPAC
Is your book "dragon"? - need something new or more exciting?
Read Across the U.S.A. - Why are you planning on staying home when you can travel all over the U.S.A.? Read across the U.S.A.!
If you liked Harry Potter... - Why not try one of these?
Series - If you like, you have more to look forward to!
Award Winning Books
California Young Reader Medal - favorite books nominated and selected by students, teachers, and librarians annually in four age/grade areas.
Caldecott Award - Awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children.
Coretta Scott King Awards - Awarded annually to honor an African-American author and illustrator for outstanding contribution which promotes understanding and promotion of the culture and contributes to the "American Dream."
The John and Patricia Beatty Award - promotes awareness of California and its people.
Newbery Award - Presented to the author of the book chosen as the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Pura Belpre Award - Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Scott O'Dell Award - awarded annually for Historical Fiction.
Young Readers Choice Award - Nominated books are printed in U.S. or Canada and are taken only from children, teachers, parents and librarians in the Pacific Northwest ~ Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. They are voted on by 4th -12th graders.
ALA Recommended Reading for Children - A site featuring various lists of recommended books.
Welcome from your new Librarian!