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Reading is one of the most important skills students learn. Like all skills, improvement comes with practice, and the Aspen View Academy Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment. Students visit the school library weekly to select books. Students are highly encouraged to spend time reading at home every day. 
Did you know that you can search our school's library online? To see what books are in the library, click the link below. 

Library Rules

  • Students are responsible for handling library books with care, since they are for everyone to share. Please keep books away from pets, food, and all liquids.
  • Any book damage should be reported to the library as soon as possible so we can attempt repairs.
  • Library books may be kept for 2-4 weeks then must be returned. A book may be renewed (checked out again) if the student is not finished reading it. An overdue (late) book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is renewed or returned).
  • If a book is lost, payment toward a replacement will be requested from the parents. Fees will be assessed on My School Bucks.
  • When students are not reading their library books, please help remind them to put them in their backpacks or a consistent place in the home. 

Kindergarten: 1:30-2:15







1st Grade: 9:20-10:05  





FRIDAY-check with homeroom teacher


2nd Grade: 12:40-1:25





FRIDAY-check with homeroom teacher


3rd Grade: 10:30-11:15





FRIDAY-check with homeroom teacher


4th Grade: 2:40-3:25





FRIDAY-check with homeroom teacher


5th Grade: 8:20-9:05 





FRIDAY-check with homeroom teacher

by Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children become more effective readers.

1. Set aside a regular time to read to your children every day.
Studies show that regularly reading out loud to children will produce significant gains in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and the decoding of words. Whether your children are preschoolers or preteens, it will increase their desire to read independently.

2. Surround your children with reading material.
Children with a large array of reading materials in their homes score higher on standardized tests. Tempt your kids to read by having a large supply of appealing books and magazines at their reading level. Put the reading materials in cars, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, and even by the TV.

3. Have a family reading time.
Establish a daily 15 to 30 minute time when everyone in the family reads together silently. Seeing you read will inspire your children to read. Just 15 minutes of daily practice is sufficient to increase their reading fluency.

4. Encourage a wide variety of reading activities.
Make reading an integral part of your children's lives. Have them read menus, roadside signs, game directions, weather reports, movie time listings, and other practical everyday information. Also, make sure they always have something to read in their spare time when they could be waiting for appointments or riding in a car.

5. Develop the library habit.
Entice your children to read more by taking them to the library every few weeks to get new reading materials. The library also offers reading programs for children of all ages that may appeal to your children and further increase their interest in reading.

6. Be knowledgeable about your children's progress.
Find out what reading skills they are expected to have at each grade level.The school's curriculum will give you this information. Track their progress in acquiring basic reading skills on report cards and standardized tests.

7. Look for reading problems.
Teachers do not always detect children's reading problems until they've become serious. Find out if your children can sound out words, know sight words, use context to identify unknown words, and clearly understand what they read.

8. Get help promptly for reading problems.
Reading problems do not magically disappear with time. The earlier children receive help, the more likely they will become good readers. Make sure your children receive necessary help from teachers, tutors, or learning centers as soon as you discover a problem.

9. Use a variety of aids to help your children.
To help your children improve their reading, use textbooks, computer programs, books-on-tape, and other materials available in stores. Games are especially good choices because they let children have fun as they work on their skills.

10. Show enthusiasm for your children's reading.
Your reaction has a great influence on how hard they will try to become good readers. Be sure to give them genuine praise for their efforts.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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My Weird School Daze
Magic School Bus
Mercy Watson                 
Dork Diaries
Harry Potter
Magic Tree House
Nate the Great
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Babysitters Club
The Last Kids on Earth
Percy Jackson 
Series of Unfortunate Events

Sites to help Find a Book


Kindergarten-1st Grade: Students will have the opportunity to choose a book from a wonderful selection of grade level, appropriate books.  Students will choose one book each week in the library.  I will teach students proper book care and how to return them on time. They must return their library book before being able to check out a new book each week.  I recommend having your child re-read and work on fluency during the time they have a library book. Please have them place their library book in their backpack when they are finished reading it. 


2nd Grade-5th Grade: Students will be expected to learn and utilize their STUDENT ID NUMBER (same as their lunch number) in order to check out books this year.  I will assist with book checkout until the students are confident enough to do it on their own.  We will start off the school year with one book checkout, working our way to 2 books. They must return their library book before being able to check out a new book each week. Students will be reminded to find a JUST RIGHT BOOK to ensure they are engaged and captivated with their book selection. Please have them place their library book in their backpacks when they are finished reading them.

***Students can return library books any time to their classroom book cart.  These books will be brought with them on their assigned library day. Students are expected to take good care of all library books when borrowing them.  AVA will charge a damaged or lost book fee if necessary. 


Middle School Students: Students will be able to reserve a library book online using the AVA Destiny Program.  Think of it as a virtual catalog of books. They will be taught how to do this so that they can choose a book in their own time and then it will be delivered to them as soon as possible.