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About the Library

Librarian:  Sandra Vargas
 
The missions of the Ruskin library are:
  • support curriculum taught in the classroom
  • enhance the lives of students through an understanding and love of literature
  • provide students with the information literacy training to become life long learners, and responsible users of ideas and information.

Each class has a library time scheduled weekly so students learn to use the library regularly and effectively. In the words of Orville Prescott: "Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way."
Today that world has become more complex with the addition of the internet. Learning the difference between fact and fiction has never been so important. Children learn to appreciate and use what they have in-house and learn how to use the internet safely. The skills or organizing, reviewing, sharing, and evaluating information is learned through the research of classroom projects.
 
Our library's automated system provides us with flexibility in the circulation of textbooks and library materials. 
Ruskin's website also has recommended sites for homework help, curriculum online activities that support textbooks used in the classroom, and resources for English learners and readers of all levels.

Please refer to our Information & Technology Literacy Plan for scope and sequence of skills learn and reinforced through the library program.