The mission of the St. John Bosco School Library and media program is to inspire life-long reading and promote learning through the use of informational resources.
In addition to developing an appreciation for quality literature, the students learn library skills, research methods and are encouraged to become effective users of ideas and information. The librarian and the volunteer staff work together to meet the informational needs of the individual student.
St. John Bosco students in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade have regularly scheduled library classes. The library is open to St. John Bosco students and community from 7:30am-3:00pm daily. The students may use the library during lunch recess and through the course of the school day at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
I ♥ TO READ Contest
This reading incentive program is offered to PreK-2nd-grade students to jump start life-long reading. Students log at-home reading sessions and receive monthly incentives.
Accelerated Reader Program
This independent reading program is offered to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. St. John Bosco’s Accelerated Reader (AR) program is web based and offers over 100,000 comprehension and vocabulary quizzes. Students in second through eighth grade are eligible for reading incentives on a monthly and quarterly basis. Become a Million Word Reader! Read books, take an AR quiz, and watch your word count grow.
Here is a helpful parent tool, Home Connect. Use your child’s username and password to log in. Your child’s username is his/her first and last initial and library number ex: th323. The password is your child’s library number ex:323. Sign up to receive an email each time your child takes a quiz. Visit the Accelerated Reader Website.
Battle of the Books
This reading competition is sponsored by the City of Chandler for students in fifth and sixth grade. Students read sets of books and answer challenging questions, then compete at the school level, city level, and regional level. Battle of the Books list for the present year is available through the SJB library. Please email Theresa Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete and current list.
This reading discussion program is offered to students in grades 4-8. Parents are invited to participate in the evening Bookworms’ group for dinner and book discussion. This program will begin again in the 2022-23 school year.