St. Monica Library

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” – Roald Dahl, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”

The library at St. Monica School is one of our greatest resources for our children. Students visit the library regularly for information literacy instruction and read, explore, research, and select books for recreational reading. Through collaboration with the classroom teachers, the library class provides supplemental instruction to support the curriculum at every grade level.

Facility and Resources

10,000 books in the collection, carefully selected for Grades K-8
An Interactive Whiteboard for library instruction and exploration
Comfortable seating in individual and group settings
Performance & Drama corner
Study Tables for classroom instruction, group projects, after-school enrichment, and study hall
Student computers for access to online databases, educational software, and the St. Monica Online Catalog

Library Curriculum

Library Orientation and Procedures
Organization of Materials in the Library
Print and Media Awareness
Literature Exposure and Appreciation
Information Access and Evaluation Skills
Ethical Use of Information
Special Activities and Events
“The Global Reading Challenge” – A reading enrichment program for students in Grades 4 and 5
St. Monica Book Swap – An opportunity each spring for students and parents to donate gently used books from their collection and select titles for their own collections
Visiting Authors
Scholastic Book Fair


St. Monica School Library Catalog
Accelerated Reader Lists
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Book Adventure
Guys Read
King County Library System
Foreign Language Links
Global Reading Challenge

Policy and Procedure

Kindergarten students may borrow one (1) book or magazine each week. Kindergarten books are due the following week.  Items may be renewed.

First through Fifth graders may check out one book or magazine per grade level.  (For example, 4th graders can check out 4 books while 2nd graders can check out 2).  Items may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed.  (Check the due date slips in the back of the books!)

Middle school students may check out up to six (6) books or magazines.  Items may be checked out for two weeks and can be renewed.

Students do not need to wait until their Library class day to return materials. Students may renew materials by bringing them to the Library during their weekly Library class or lunch recess.

Students who need more books for research or Accelerated Reader may exceed their limit. Students with books overdue may not check out any more books until the item(s) have been returned or paid for. Items that are damaged or lost will be assessed a replacement fee.  Students with outstanding items at the end of the year will not receive their report cards until the item(s) has been returned or paid for.