Valley View Elementary

Library

The library will encourage a love of reading in Valley View's students while providing them with the skills needed to be successful lifelong learners.  It will support the educational curriculum while collaborating with and assisting teachers and developing a current resource collection.  Reading is the act of deciphering what is printed on a page but also listening and understanding what is read.  The library is an academic space to encourage taking this school skill and making it a skill of pleasure and passion for each child for life.  Reading is a personal experience and the library is a place for children to explore themselves, their culture, other cultures, and many different ways of being.  The library is a truly democratic place in the school where are children will be encouraged to find the reading that speaks to who they are now. 

ELIZABETH BASSIMAKOPOULOS

Librarian