A library should be like a pair of open arms.
Welcome to the FRES Library!
The FRES Library is one of the focal points of the school and provides a stimulating place where students can acquire knowledge and gain insight; an inviting place where children can seek respite from a demanding day; a magical place where they can open books and open their minds for a better tomorrow.
The collection contains over 12,000 books, ebooks and magazines that are easily accessible online. Computers are available for users to access the Online Catalog, the Internet, and SCDiscus. The Library provides opportunities for students and staff to browse the collection and check out books, conduct research, and read for enjoyment in a pleasant environment.
The library is staffed by a full-time Library Media Specialist. We love hearing from students about what they're reading, as well as their suggestions for new books.
A guide for families, cargivers, tutors and teachers working with K-3rd grade students.
This year our school signed up to participate in the Scholastic Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free online reading program that invites students to keep track of their reading minutes all summer long. You child should have received their username and password the last day of school. Prizes for participation will be awarded in September. Please email JLord@rhmail.org if you have questions about the summer reading challenge.
The Library is open daily from 7:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students may check out materials anytime during the school day with teacher permission. As an "open-access" media center students may come to the media center at any time – individually or in small groups -- to check out and return materials, to read for pleasure or information, or research topics for reports.
Check out Policies
Number of Items: Kindergarten students may check out one book. Students in grades 1-5 may check out two books. Students may checkout an unlimited number of ebooks, but have a five day checkout time.
Check-Out Time Limit: Students may keep items for two weeks. Students are encouraged to return the items to the library media center as soon as they are finished so they can check out new ones!
Overdue Fines: There are no fines; however, students must return overdue items before new items may be checked out.
Lost Books: Students who lose or damage books beyond repair will be charged the replacement cost of the book.
Making Good Choices: The library media program strives to teach students to be independent readers and to select “just right books.” If you notice your child is bringing home materials at an inappropriate high or low level of difficulty, please discuss this with your child.
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
~ Dr. Seuss ~