Library

Our Library Specialist is Mrs. Leanne Rincon.  Mrs. Rincon has been the Library Specialist ever since Cedarwood opened in 1996 and she has successfully made it into a high-quality tool for all  students to develop a love of reading and learning.  You can reach Mrs. Rincon by:

Library Overview


Welcome to the Cedarwood Library!  Your children will be learning why libraries are such wonderful places, how to take care of their library books, what a librarian's job is all about, and how to choose a good book at their reading level.  We have more than 11,000 books to choose from! 

Students begin checking out books approximately 2 weeks after the start of the school year.  Please remember when your child checks out a book, it must be returned or renewed by the due-date.  Books are checked out for 2-weeks.  If a book is lost, damaged, or overdue, students privileges will be frozen until that item is taken care of.
                         
Our Library Specialist, Mrs. Rincon, recommends that students keep their library books in their backpacks when they are not reading them.  They should bring their book back and forth to school every day.  If they get into this habit, they will always have their book available on library day.  Please take the book out at home and share it with your child.

Our library program is dedicated to ensuring that students learn to be effective users of information and literate life-long learners.

     

Computer Lab



Computer Lab

Our computer lab is available to students throughout the day for Accelerated Reader tests. 

Classes are scheduled to use the lab for Internet research, Study Island, Internet reading and math programs, etc. 

Check with your student's teacher to see what their class is using the lab for at this time.

Birthday Books

Sponsor a Book For Your Student's Birthday!


Birthdays are a great time to sponsor a book in your child's name or as a gift to a friend.
Please contact Mrs. Rincon if you'd like to adopt a book for our library.

Useful Links

   

Great Websites for Student Research

Kidspace
  http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
CyberSleuth Kids   http://cybersleuth-kids.com/
Zoom School   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/
Kids Click   http://www.kidsclick.org/
ALA Great Web Sites for Kids  
  http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites&template=/cfapps/gws/default.cfm
 Kids.Gov   http://www.kids.gov/
 Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Library of Congress for Kids and Families
  http://www.loc.gov/families/
   

Great Websites for Choosing Books to Read

Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children
   http://www.nea.org/grants/13154.htm
Kids Top 100 Books
   http://www.nea.org/grants/13110.htm
50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read
  http://www.nea.org/grants/29510.htm
Caldecott Medal Winners    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal.cfm
Newbery Medal Winners    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm
PBS Kids Reading Rainbow on Books
   http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/books/index.html
Read Kiddo Read
  http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
Kids Zone Book Adventure
  http://www.bookadventure.org/ki/index.asp
   

 Homework Help

Discovery Education Homework Resources 
  http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/homework_help_home.html
Academic Skill Builders
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/

District Library Policy

CA Ed. Code 48904:  Any school district whose real or personal property has been willfully cut, defaced, or otherwise injured, or whose property is loaned to a pupil and willfully not returned upon demand of an employee of the district authorized to make the demand may, after affording the pupil his or her due process rights, withhold the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the pupil responsible for the damage until the pupil or the pupil's parent or guardian has paid for the damages.