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Library and Coding Lab

Ruby Bridges Elementary School's Library Mission Statement

The mission of our library is to support the school's curriculum by giving our diverse staff and students access to information in a variety of formats: to help educate them into becoming skilled information users; to help support the creation of life-long learners by fostering a love of reading, teaching age-appropriate computer skills and helping students develop information literacy skills; and to provide a warm welcoming environment, that celebrates and encourages the working and learning of all of our students. 

Welcome to our Library!

We have a new computer lab with 32 Chromeboxes and a library that currently houses over 13,000 titles. Every class visits us once a week and every grade checks out books, listens and learns about stories and the library. Then, in the computer lab, they learn the basics of internet safety, research skills, and computer science. Kindergarten and first grades check out one book a week and use them in their classroom. Students in grades 2 through 5 are allowed to take their library books home. 

I am open before school so students can check out books. During book fair week the library is temporarily closed while the fair is open. At that time families can find many affordable, interesting books to purchase for their homes. 

I currently hold one book fair a year in order to put more books in our students' hands. Proceeds from the book fair buys books for the library and the classrooms. The past twenty book fairs have allowed us to purchase over $84,000.00 worth of books for our school! Keep an eye out for the next fair! 

Nalani Warde
Teacher Librarian


 
Clever logo in blue text

Clever provides student access to educational applications and other resources.
Student's login using their AUSD Google account.

Read Ebooks and access various educational web sites.
Once you are on the catalog page, if you click on the tab titled Webpath Express
you can find kid friendly research sites. 

Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a global computer science initiative that students at Ruby Bridges participate in. It creates a fun and creative environment for students to be introduced to the concepts of computer programming.

The first Hour of Code initiative was launched in December 2013 as part of Computer Science Education Week. Since then, more than 140 million students in 180+ countries have been empowered to learn by this program. Please note, the Hour of Code website is a 3rd party site and not affiliated with Alameda USD.


A Teacher Librarian is:
  • a teacher of information literacy, research, digital citizenship, and technology skills 

  • an instructional partner who collaborates with other teachers to integrate technology and literature into classroom lessons 

  • an information specialist who develops a base of digital and print resources to support the school's curriculum and promote a life-long love of reading 

  • a program manager who creates an inviting atmosphere, manages funds, and provides dynamic library program.