The mission of the Charlotte Central School Library is to provide and promote access to quality materials and technology, both print and non-print, and to provide guidance and instruction in finding and using these materials by our patrons. It is also the mission of this library to encourage and support a life-long love of reading and literature.
We believe that all students can learn to think critically, create new knowledge, share what they know, and grow as learners!
K-4 students receive a 40 minute library time per week. These students explore the different areas of the library, become familiar with proper book care, participate in the Vermont Red Clover Book Award Program, are introduced to the library catalog and begin web research. Students are exposed to a variety of literature in various formats and develop multiple literacy skills. 4th graders begin learning skills that include online search techniques, introduction to the Dewey Decimal System, and advanced use of the CCS online library catalog. They also participate in the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Program.
Grades 5-8 students use the library in collaboration with the classroom teachers, continuing to improve their skills in the areas of information and digital literacy. They are also invited to participate in the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Program and small group book discussions.
Please see Mrs. Huestis with any questions, and be sure to check out our library blog to see the types of learning that happen in a school library today!