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Welcome to the St. Joseph the Protector Library!
Library class meets once each week as a required part of the English Language Arts program. During the library period we not only discuss library organization and the Dewey Decimal System, but the students also research and learn methods of citing sources of information. We learn about the history of the English language, genres of books, and authors. Most importantly, our goal is for the students to develop a love of reading.
Every child at St. Joseph the Protector School has the opportunity to borrow a book each week from the library. To access our holdings, teachers' resource lists, the most popular books, and new additions to the catalog, please click on the Destiny-Library link in the "Quick Links" box to the right. Any computer or device with internet access can search our catalog remotely.
REMINDER: Some families like to donate books to the library in memory of a loved one, for a student's birthday, or in honor of a graduate. If you would like to donate a book, please contact Mrs. Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you select a book, and we will include a bookplate in the book in honor of your special family member.
In 2006, the Library Media Services Committee published the following mission statement which can be found here on the Archdiocesan website:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Library Media Services
The mission of the Catholic elementary school library program is to support and
extend all curriculum areas. In collaboration with faculty we strive to prepare
students to become effective users of information and literate life long learners.
The library curriculum serves as a framework for teaching research strategies;
developing skills to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information
and ideas; fostering an appreciation for literature, promoting reading for
pleasure, and encouraging independent learning experiences. This framework
acknowledges the gospel message and nurtures our Catholic heritage.