At the moment that we persuade a What a school
child, any child, to cross that
thinks about its
threshold, that magic threshold into
library is a
a library, we change their lives
measure of what it
--President Barack Obama
forever, for the better.
A library is not a luxury but education.
one of the necessities of --Harold Howe, former US
Commissioner of Education
--Henry Ward Beecher
quot;School libraries help teachers teach and
children learned. Children and teachers need
library resources--especially books--and the
past to talk
expertise of a librarian to succeed. Books,
information technology and school librarians
who are part of the schools' professional
team are basic ingredients for student
future. --Edward Cornish
Former First Lady, Laura Bush
A Look at School Libraries
Elementary, Middle, & High School
Weber City Elementary School
• Quick Facts
– Total Enrollment: 415
– Total Staff: 47
– Staff to Student Ratio: 8.8 : 1
– Highly Qualified Teachers: 94%
• Standards of Learning Data 07-08
– Reading: 93%
– Writing: 97%
– Mathematics: 92%
– History: 89.95%
– Science: 98%
– Phonological Awareness K-2: 97%
A little nook within the library
The closet on the right is used for storage.
These were used last year and saved to use again this year. The librarian
explained that she places these on top of the book shelves with little
picket fences that she has made, then displays spring books.
Gate City High School Library
The GCHS Library/Media Center has a collection of over 9,000 books and non-book
resources, three card-catalog search stations, and five multi-media research stations.
Computerized research includes these encyclopedias: Americana, Grolier, Compton's
Multi-Media, and World Book. Ongoing subscriptions to electronic databases include
InfoTrac (a computerized version of the Abridged Reader's Guide), and SIRS
RESEARCHER. Other computerized programs include Discovering Authors, Twayne's
author series, Time Almanac, Broadcast News, and a host of other programs to
supplement the high school's instructional programs.
Can you find the librarian in this picture?
This is the first view upon entering the library.
Looking to your right upon entering the library
Upon rounding the corner, entering the library