Library / Media Center - Sunset Lake
The joy of reading and more...
In the library, we find great books, magazines and websites to use for learning and pleasure. We learn how to access, use and present information safely and accurately. We work with our classroom teacher and Mrs. Negri on projects that extend what we are studying in the classroom.
To find great books in the Sunset Lake library, please use the online library catalog here.
Kindergarten – 1 book
1st grade – 2 books
2nd grade – 2 books & 1 magazine
3rd grade – 3 books & 1 magazine
4th grade – 3 books & 1 magazine
5th grade – 3 books & 1 magazine
Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another week if they are still needed.
Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged.
We are so excited to have students back in the library checking out books for the 2021-22 school year! The school library hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Each classroom has an assigned day and time to visit the library to exchange books following the schedule below. Students may also visit the library independently using classroom library passes.
9:05-9:35 - Mrs. Schimp
9:40-10:20 - Mrs. Phillips
10:25-10:55 - Mrs. Whitmore
12:40-1:10 - Mrs. Ryskamp
2:25-2:55 - Mrs. Malito
9:05-9:35 - Mrs. Walters
10:05-10:35 - Mrs. Quist
2:25-2:55 - Mr. Schimp
9:05-9:35 - Mrs. Phelps
9:45-10:20 - Mrs. White
1:50-2:20 - Mrs. Guerrero
2:25 - 2:55 - Mrs. Halpin
9:05-9:35 - Ms. Kinn
9:40-10:20 - Mr. Block
1:15-1:45 - Mrs. Parsons
2:25 - 2:55 - Mrs. Newhouse
9:05-9:35 - Cousins
12:40-1:10 - Bond
1:15-1:45 - Collins
1:50-2:20 - Baker
2:25-2:55 - Hillsburg
Activities and Events
The library program provides many services to your child all year long including:
- promoting the very best of children's literature
- keeping students "hooked on reading" by recommending titles suited to their individual interests and abilities
- adding new titles of the latest and most exciting new books including quality nonfiction titles that meet the Common Core standards (see the New Books section of this website)
- teaching research, digital citizenship and technology literacy skills specifically geared for the developmental needs of each grade level
- collaborating with teachers to provide activities that tie in the library and its resources to what is happening in the classroom
During these cold and wintry days, many classes have visited the library to participate in activities related to their grade-level curriculum. Kindergartners practiced their computer skills by building a snowman online - honing their clicking, copying, pasting and dragging techniques. First graders gained insight on how to choose suitable books and learned the "Rule of 5" in determining if a book was too easy, too hard or "just right." Third graders became familiar with Destiny Discover, the library's online catalog, identifying books on interest and then learning how to find them on the shelves. Fourth graders learned the Can It Be For Me? technique for finding independent reading choices that they will "stick" with. They also began participating in First Chapter Fridays...reading the first chapters of books to stimulate interest.
The Spring Book Fair will be held during March is Reading Month. Stay tuned for more information...
Online Public Access Catalog
The library uses a management system called Follett Destiny. The best thing about this program is you can now access the library's holdings from any computer...in the library, in the classroom or at home.
Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.
Vicksburg District Library
Did you know that every student in Vicksburg Community Schools is able to check out books from the Vicksburg District Library regardless of where they live? Just drop by the library to sign up for a library card.
Kid Friendly Search Engines
Reading Suggestion Sites
- MeL - (WorldBook Kids, CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer, Kids InfoBits)
- Word Central - (dictionary and thesaurus)
New Nonfiction Books
Tom Brady: NFL Great and Super Bowl MVP by Grace Hansen. This simple biography explores the life and career of Tom Brady, an athlete who has accomplished many feats.
The Titanic (History Smashers) by Kate Messner. A nonfiction book about the hidden truth behind the sinking of the Titanic with sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels.
The Shark Book by Steve Jenkins. This brilliantly illustrated picture book explores the lives, habits and types of sharks, one of the world's oldest and most feared species.
The Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford. Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history
Where are the Constellations by Stephanie Sabol. The author relates many of the constellation stories and explains what stars actually are: how they formed, why they die, and how they're grouped into constellation families.
The U.S. Coast Guard by Allen Morey. Readers will learn about the U.S. Coast Guard, its history and importance, duties and special missions, and how it relates to and works with other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
New Picture Books
Something's Wrong: a bear, a hare and some underwear by John Jory. Jeff the bear is sure he has forgotten something when he sets out from home, but none of the animals he meets initially inform him that he is only wearing his underwear, until he reaches his friend Anders the hare--who quickly thinks of a way to avoid embarrassing Jeff, by starting a fashion trend.
Grumpy Monkey, Freshly Squeezed by Suzanne Lang. Jim Panzee is out for his usual Wednesday walk when he accidentally squishes his stress orange into orange juice. He and his friends must cross the jungle before all of the fresh oranges are gone.
The Sleepover and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier. In three stories, Fox comforts Chick on a sleepover, helps Chick hang a painting, and throws Chicks a surprise birthday party
I'm On It by Andrea Tsurumi. When Frog and Goat turn a simple game into an all-out competition, things get out of hand...until finally, they're over it.
Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic! by Stephen Shaskan. Best friends Pizza and Taco put their drawing skills and wild imaginations to good use by writing a comic book together.
Stick and Stone: Friends Forever by Beth Ferry. This ode to unconditional love is a brand new adventure for New York Times best-selling duo Stick and Stone, in which Stick searches for his family tree and discovers the importance of found family and forever friends.
New Fiction Books
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. Ever since her big brother, Quinton, disappeared six months ago, life’s been hard for Amari—especially staying out of trouble at her fancy private school. But when a strange delivery arrives, containing a way-too-real vision of Quinton and a world more akin to a fantasy film than real life, it’s hard to tell if Amari is dreaming or straight losing her mind. As the vision comes to an end, Amari is left with an invitation to join a summer internship at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and a glimmer of hope—crazy or not, this opportunity might be her chance to find Quinton and bring him home!
The Willodeen by Katherine Applegate. When the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, dwindles and no one knows why, Willodeen, armed with a magical birthday gift, speaks up for the animals she loves and vows to uncover this mystery.
Iggy is the Hero of Everything by Annie Barrows. From Iggy's point of view, his plan was genius, pure genius. From Iggy's point of view, he's saved (a) his candy, (b) his family, and (c) the toaster. From Iggy's point of view, he should get a trophy. And respect. And more candy. So what if Rudy Heckie disagrees? Rudy Heckie has been wrong before and he'll be wrong again. Rudy has a scar now, and scars are cool! He should be happy. So should Mr. Heckie. So should Iggy's mom and dad. Everyone should be happy. Specifically, everyone should be happy with Iggy. But are they? It all depends on your point of view In the third installment of Annie Barrows's series about the secret joys of causing trouble, readers will learn about the power of interpretation (but we all know who's really right).
The Thirteenth Cat by Mary Downing Hahn. Unnerved by the overgrown forest near her aunt's house and the wild black cats that live there, Danni encounters a mean old woman who claims to be their owner and makes a discovery that places her life in danger.
I Survived the Galveston Hurricane by Lauren Tarshis. More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster. This historical fiction story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope.