Our school library will be available for use by both Archway Trivium West and Trivium Prep scholars. The book collection continues to grow organically — titles are acquired via grants or through donations from various agencies. Grants are either monetary, where we use the funds to buy books, or physical books donated by local city libraries. We will continue to add a variety of age-appropriate reading material for all scholars, both fiction and non-fiction. We also hope for the library to be a resource for the teachers, to aid their literature, history and science lessons.
The school is in the process of acquiring a collection management/scanning system. Once this system in place, our scholars will be able to check out books. During Archway Project Week a limited portion of the collection will be made available to students.
The library depends on the help of parent volunteers to run smoothly. For further information about the library, volunteer opportunities, or book donations, please contact our School Librarian, Jodi Tinker, at email@example.com.
Archway Trivium West scholars will come to the library on a rotation schedule during their Literature time. They will be allowed to check out books approximately every 2 weeks. Teachers will communicate in their newsletters when their class is scheduled to come to the library. Please review the Library Checkout Policies below and talk to your scholars about good stewardship of library books.
Parents may elect to “opt-out” their children from library checkout. Students will still visit the library with their class, but will not be allowed to check out books at the parent’s request.
Volunteering in our library is a great way to support Archway Trivium West. We are currently seeking volunteers to help process books during class library visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers must have a current fingerprint clearance and be trained in our library check out system to serve. Please see the Friday Flash for training opportunities or contact our librarian, Jodi Tinker, for more information.
How Families Can Support the School Library
- Purchase a “Birthday Book” for the School Library
- Guidelines for Donating Books to the School Library
To make a monetary gift to the school library, please contact our Director of Academy Giving, Annann Hong.
The Usborne Book Fair is coming November 13-15!
The Usborne Book Fair is November 13-15. Book fair hours are: Wednesday, November 13, 7:50 am – 1:20 pm and Thursday, November 14, 7:50 am – 2:45 pm. If your scholar participated in the Read-a-thon in October, they can attend early Wednesday morning from 7:25-7:45am to spend their vouchers and get first choice of the books! Read-a-thon Vouchers and the envelopes to give scholars permission to attend during school hours will be sent home next week. Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair as a class. Please use the online link below to preview selections with your child.
Teachers and parents are welcome to shop any time the book fair is open. We have a special PARENTS ONLY hour on Thursday, 10:45-11:45am (right before half-day kinder is out.) It is guaranteed no scholars will be present during this hour so it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on holiday shopping!
The book fair will also be open on Friday during Grandparents’ Day for grandparents to shop as well!
We need parent volunteers for set up and tear down and during both days the scholars comes to shop to ensure the book fair runs smoothly!
If you are unfamiliar with Usborne, they are high quality and beautifully illustrated books with no pop culture influence.
Please come out and support the book fair! The school gets 50% of the money spent at the book fair to purchase new books for our school library and classroom libraries.
If you have any questions, please contact our school librarian, Jodi Tinker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.