Rogers Adventist School



Audrey Campbell
NPUC Resource Librarian


 

Welcome to the library at Rogers Adventist School.  We have magazines, videos, DVDs, and books for you to browse and check out.  We are expanding our DVD section and welcome suggestions from you.  Parents, students, and homeschool families are welcome to sign up for a free library card. 



Library Catalog
You can access our library catalog from home by going to library.rschool.org.  This way you can see what we have in our library and where to find it when you visit us.  We are glad to give library access to parents and homeschoolers.  Come in and register for a library card.


Kindles in the Library
We have twelve Kindle Fire devices in the library for students to check out.  Each Kindle is preloaded with an assortment of books.  Students who want to check out  Kindle Fire must have a signed form on file in the library.  Forms are available in the library.
 


Library Club
The Library Club consists of student helpers that volunteer twice a week or more during their lunch recess.  They learn how to shelve books and magazines, help with cleaning and other jobs that need to be done.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Library Club, talk to Mrs. Campbell about the possibilities.



Scholastic Book Fair
Our next book fair will be coming in October.  Mark the dates of October 28 - November 2 on your calendar.  When you come to the student-led conference, stop by the book fair and see what we have for you.  Our book fair hours will be:

Friday, October 28 - Noon - 1:00 pm
Monday, October 31 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 2 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  (This is the last day, so come early.)


If you are interested in helping with the fair, contact Audrey Campbell in the library.  There are lots of things you can do to help.


Sunflower Award
Rogers Adventist School has begun giving a Sunflower Award to a book.  The Sunflower Award is an award for a great story and was voted by a small group of students, teachers and a parent.  The group reads as many books as they can from a list of approved newly published books and then votes for their favorite book. 

The2014 winner - The One and Only Ivan
The 2015 winner - Rain, Reign
The 2016 winner - The War That Saved My Life


If you are a parent who loves to read, we can always use someone who will help us read books before they are processed for the library.  We want to ensure that we have great books with appropriate content in our school.  Contact Mrs. Campbell for more information.

Summer Library
Rogers Library is open in the summer on Tuesdays in July from 10:00a - 1:00p.   Help your children avoid the 'Summer Slump' by reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.  Studies show that reading for just 20 minutes a day can increase student's reading levels by as much as a grade level. 


Reading at Home is Important!
You may think that students read enough at school and do not need to read at home during the school year.  However, the kind of reading that helps increase vocabulary and also reading scores is self-selected recreational reading.  Our children receive a full day of learning activities, sports programs, and music lessons, and many of them just do not get the time to slow down and read for a short time. 

Studies are now showing that children (and adults!) need to turn off screen time about an hour before bedtime in order to get the best restorative sleep.  You might wonder what to do during that time.  Consider having this time to set some routines to encourage little bodies to get ready for sleep.  Warm bath, family worship, story time, or discussion time, and then some time for reading while they rest in bed.  Little ones not yet reading, can look at books and pictures which will help them in learning to read.  Children who are reading can choose books at their level and read for a set time.  You can determine how long this time is, but try to get a minimum of 10 - 15 minutes.

Parents have asked me how they can establish a reading time.  We talk about the bedtime for their child.  If your child needs to be in bed asleep by 8:30 pm, set a bedtime for 8:00 pm.  They can read for half an hour and turn lights out at 8:30 pm, or if they don't want to read, lights will go out at 8:00 pm.  Soon their bodies will associate this routine with preparing to sleep and they will sleep better.  You might even try it yourself!