Learning to use a library correctly is as important to our students’ education as learning to use the computer. Library and information skills are taught in such a way that they correlate with curricular content, helping make these skills inherently meaningful and useful. Students can research items of interest immediately, satisfying their curiosity and resulting in a better learning experience. Our automated card catalog gives students the opportunity to easily access materials from the collection.
Each class is scheduled for one “book exchange” period during the week, but students are always welcome to exchange books outside of their regularly scheduled class time.
Small groups of students can work in the library at the same time to research, read, or participate in activities related to books and reading. The librarian and classroom teacher encourage reading for pleasure through the sharing of literature, poetry, and storytelling. Author visits to Lake Ridge Academy stimulate students’ imaginations and honor our commitment to the language arts.