Welcome to the library at Rogers Adventist School. We have magazines, 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.
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 pre-loaded with an assortment of books. Games and internet access are blocked. These Kindles are just for reading e-Books that are loaded. Students who want to check out a Kindle Fire must have a signed form on file in the library. Forms are available in the library.
The Library Club consists of student helpers, usually from the fifth and sixth grades, 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
The book fair will be open for business on:
November 2 - Friday - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
November 3 - Saturday night during the Fall Festival
November 5 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 6 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 7 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AND 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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. Cashiers are needed during the lunch hour and again right after school for 30 - 45 minutes until the rush crowd is gone. This time we are open during the Fall Festival and would appreciate helpers during that time.
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. One plan that works for many families is this one. 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.