Hodgins Library

Our students love to read! The Hodgins Library is a hub of activity with thousands of books, computer stations, a long list of resources for research, and space to study or relax. Through library classes, storytime, the annual Book Fair, monthly themes and displays, author visits, Book Gurus and Summer Reading, the library fosters enthusiasm for reading, teaches information literacy skills and broadens a child’s awareness of the world around them and far beyond.

Programs and Resources

List of 10 items.

  • Advanced Reader Copies

    Children’s publishing houses share books well before their publication date, known as an Advanced Reader Copy. Students enjoy being the first to read a highly anticipated title, and it allows us to preview books before making a final purchase for the library.
  • Author Visits

    Students and teachers get to hear a variety of wonderful literary talents during Book Fair and throughout the school year.
  • Book Fair

    Organized by Hodgins Library and the Library Committee this much anticipated week-long event includes Family Night, Donuts with Dads & Special Friends, Parents & Author Brunch, and Author Visits!
  • Book Gurus

    Weekly seventh and eighth grade elective class that discusses all things literature: favorite books, latest publishing trends, and reviewing new releases.
  • Book Talks

    Librarians and students alike share their favorite books, a beloved classic or an exciting new title. Books could be fiction or non-fiction, reading for pleasure or for an assignment.
  • Circulation

    • K-8: Fiction, Non-fiction, Reference, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Poetry, Foreign Language, Folklore/Fairy Tales
    • Parent resources
    • Teacher resources
    • Audiobooks
    • Periodicals
    • E-Books
  • Classroom Collaboration

    Hodgins Library collaborates with teachers throughout all grade levels, providing support in student research, thematic book displays, school database review, and lessons in composing reports and presentations.
  • Drop Everything and Read: D.E.A.R

    D.E.A.R. is a school wide initiative, supported by the library. Every Friday, students stop for 20 minutes and read. During this time the sixth graders pair up with Kindergarten, a program known as K-Pals.
  • Storytime

    • Seasonal themes
    • Read and promote works of authors and illustrators
    • Situational stories (address what’s going on in class)
    • Chapter & picture books
    • Promote joy of reading
  • Summer Reading

    Hodgins Library sponsors a flexible summer reading program. All students are encouraged to participate in any literature activity of their choosing!