The FSA Library is composed of the following areas, all arranged for use by students of varying ages and experience levels:
- Storytime Area, which also serves as the teaching area. Stories will be connected to various events throughout the year, such as holidays, special months, celebrations of authors and illustrators, or units being taught in the classrooms.
- Stacks, which include the following sections:
- Picture Books and Easy Readers
- Young Adult
- Reference, kept separate from the rest of the non-fiction section
- Special Collections, including pop-ups and mechanical books, Quaker education, signed and rare books, and parenting guides
- Periodical Reading Area
- Circulation and Computer Stations
- Reference and Study Tables, to be used for independent work and group projects
Each class will visit the library once a week and receive guided instruction, read aloud time, and free reading and browsing time. All students, beginning with Pre-K, will learn library etiquette, caring for books, alerting the librarian to problems with materials, checking out materials, keeping materials safe while they are checked out, and returning them by their due dates.
Guided instruction will include the following concepts, as appropriate to grade level:
- Caring for library materials
- Alphabetizing and finding fiction books on the shelves
- Choosing an appropriate library book
- Making inferences about books
- Searching for books by title, author, and subject
- Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King winners and honorees
- Parts of a Book
- Dewey Decimal System and call numbers
- Searching for books by Dewey Classification
All activities in the library are designed to support student literacy, and develop interested, engaged readers.