Students, staff, and parents are welcome to visit the ASPV libraries to browse our collections, check out materials, do class-related research, study, and use the computers. The school librarian is responsible for the libraries’ role as literacy and information hub for supporting student achievement.
We provide a variety of books and magazines as well as computers and Wi-Fi service in our libraries. Our total collection includes over 14,000 titles of books and audio visual materials. Our print magazine selection includes over thirty titles. We have an online library catalog, Destiny, as well as the Explora database, both can be accessed from anywhere with internet connection.
The mission of the ASPV School Library is to teach students to be effective users of information in the 21st century and responsible and ethical citizens as they learn how to research. This mission is accomplished through:
providing instruction in information literacy,
providing physical and intellectual access to information materials in a variety of formats and media,
stimulating interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas,
working with teachers to develop instructional strategies to meet the information needs of students, and by supporting educational objectives of the school curriculum.
In the K-6 library we are becoming explorers of information, thinkers, and readers. We are developing a love of books, reading, and learning!
Students visit the library once a week, Early Childhood for 30 min. and pre-1 to 6 grades for 45 min.
Book borrowing: dependent on the return of previously borrowed books
Pre-1st to 6 grade can borrow 2 books
Students must return any overdue books before borrowing new ones
Books are due in two weeks but we ask the students to bring their books every week when they have library class to renew or to check new ones
Overdue notices are given to parents to remind students of books that must be returned. Students are not charged fines for overdue library books.
BOOKS ARE SPECIAL! TAKE SUPER-DUPER GOOD CARE OF BORROWED BOOKS:
Keep them in a special place…away from chewing pets, active babies, or messy food
Use a bookmark when you take a reading break….do not bend the pages
Always have clean hands while reading a book
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
The Middle & High School library is not just a place for students to read and do research, but it is also an idea-center where students exchange knowledge and engage in enriching conversations.These are just some of the many events that take place in the library:
Lunchtime weekly fun workshops (lotería, conversation française, conversación en español, origami…) Have an idea for a workshop? Tell your librarian!
Reader of the Quarter Awards
Banned Books Week
Special events during holidays
National Honor Society’s official meeting place
Knowing how to properly cite sources is an essential part of being a student in the 21st century. Here you will find resources that will help you cite your information.
Destiny Library Catalogue is our Web-based, district-wide online library catalogue browser, which can be accessed from any Internet connected computer.Students, staff, and parents can view our catalogue from anywhere with Internet access. Inside the Destiny catalogue, you can research books by title, author, and subject. You can also see which books are available at our libraries or if copies are checked out. Find something fun and interesting to read. Think about your purpose when choosing a book.To access your account, please enter your Destiny user ID and password. Please contact your librarian for this information.
Explora is our online database, which students can access from anywhere with Wi-Fi.
It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate, and school libraries. Students can use Explora for reliable, efficient, and current research for their class assignments.
To access your account , please enter your EBSCO host ID and password. Please contact your librarian for login access.