Library/Media Center

The Holy Trinity Library (Media Center) provides students with a wide range of books and materials. Students learn library and research skills as well as the joy of reading.

Students will be able to:

  • Experience read alouds, class discussions, and small group discussions.
    • Focus on comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency
  • Learn various library skills.
    • Use the Dewey Decimal System
    • Use computer research programs
    • Understand the organization of the library in order to find materials
      • Learn how to distinguish and understand different genres
      • Learn how to use classification systems
      • Learn how to use books for research as well as recreation
  • Learn how to access and utilize all of the library’s resources.
  • Learn how to organize, evaluate, and communicate information.
  • Participate in lessons that correlate with the classroom teachers’ academic focus
    • For example: If the 2nd grade students are learning about wildlife, the library teacher might read a short story that relates to that and have the students do a corresponding activity.
  • Participate in lessons that correlate with religious holidays
    • For example: During the Christmas season, the library teacher might read a short story about the birth of Jesus and have students do a corresponding activity.

***All of the above will vary by grade level. For example:

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students will learn how to put books on a shelf correctly and work with alphabetical order.
  • 2nd and 3rd grade students will work with alphabetical order and the Dewey Decimal System.
  • 4th and 5th graders will work with the Dewey Decimal System as well as learn research skills and strategies.