Welcome to the Warwick Library
Our library serves over 800 students and contains over 22,000 volumes. We also have 7 computers for student use. Students come with their class every week - Kindergarten for 15 minutes, and 1st -6th for 30 minutes. Children check out up to 4 books, depending on their grade level. Parents, too, can check out, and are welcome to come after school or when I do not have a class. Our school has one of the highest circulations in the district. In December of 2008, 4987 books were checked out.
Grade K: 1 book
1st Grade :2 books
2nd -6th Grade : 3 books
Books are due back weekly but may be renewed up to three times.
15 books due in 2 weeks.
Many of our teachers use the Accelerated Reader program in their classrooms and many of our library books are marked with their AR levels. AR tests may also be taken on the student computers.
Online Catalog (Webcat):
Warwick's online catalog can be accessed from school or home. Go to the above link, which is a link to the district library page. This page also has links for homework help, dictionaries and literature lists for each grade level. For webcat access, click on the gray square. Then click on Warwick, and it will bring up a search screen. Type in the name, author, or subject and click "search everything". It will then bring up all books in our library pertaining to your search and will tell you whether they are in "stacks" (on the shelf), or checked out.
We have one Scholastic Bookfair in the fall. The money raised from the fair is used to purchase books and supplies for the library. The state has cut school library funding drastically in recent years and is less than $1 per student. Therefore, the majority of our funding comes from bookfair profit.
Wizard Birthday Bookclub:
This is a wonderful way to celebrate your child's
birthday while helping to increase library resources for all students. Money is donated in the child's name, and book(s) are purchased with a bookplate put inside with the child's name. Forms are sent out in the August newsletter, and available year around from the library.
California Young Readers
This is a book award that is chosen by the students of California. The California Library Association reviews many books over a years period and several are selected in various age categories. Participating schools can then read the books to the students , who after hearing all the stories, vote on their favorite book. The results are sent in and the winners announced later in the year. Warwick's students in grades 1-3 participate in early spring.
In early spring we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by participating in Read Across America. For 5 days, students are asked to read a minimum number of minutes each day, and encouraged to read even more. These minutes are kept track of and tabulated, with the top class in each grade level getting a trophy. The top student in each grade level also gets a prize.