Library/Mrs. Patricia Swedenberg

In Library class at Notre Dame School, the children read a balance of informational and literary texts. Instruction is based on grade appropriate text and questioning and conversations about the text. The program systematically addresses all of the Common Core Learning Standards across the four core strands of ELA – reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Remember helping children become better readers is not just about opening a book; it’s about opening the correct book. A cover is not a book, so open it up and take a look!  (Mary Poppins)                                                                                        We need to give children books that make them excited and help them explore new places and ideas.
The Scholastic Book Fair is just the place to find these books. Please join us on Sunday January 27, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm for Catholic School’s Week open house.
In February we will be celebrating the love of books through illustrations from the younger children about their favorite book and book chats with the older children. At Notre Dame RED is not just a color it is Read Every Day!


 Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn in school. Reading improvement comes with practice, and the Notre Dame Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment.  You can help your child by reading to or with him/her. Encourage your child to spend time reading at home every day. 

  Students are responsible to handle library books with care, since they are for everyone to share. Please keep books away from pets, food, and all liquids.

 Any book damage should be reported to the library as soon as possible so we can attempt repairs.  Please do not try to fix books at home. 

 Library books may be kept for two weeks then must be returned. A book may be renewed (checked out again) if the student is not finished reading it. An overdue (late) book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is renewed or returned). If a book is lost, payment toward a replacement will be requested from the parents.

             Happy Reading!


KidsReads.com helps kids select books that appeal to them by offering kid-friendly reviews and information about children's books and authors. The information is searchable by author, series, and special features. The companion site Teenreads.com focuses on young adult literature.           

Click here for the library catalog.