Our goal in the Frederick Douglass Elementary School Library is to serve the educational needs of our faculty and students. Our environment is warm and inviting, with many opportunities and resources for students to learn skills needed for academic success. We also want our students to have access to the best books possible and aim to promote a lifelong love of reading and learning!
The American Association of School Librarians' Standards for Student Learning are the foundation for instruction. Library lessons are also developed to introduce, reinforce and supplement the Virginia Standards of Learning which are taught in the classroom.
All students have a regularly scheduled library class once every four days, as a part of the rotation of Resource classes (art, music, physical education, library). Open Library, from 7:30-7:50 each weekday morning, provides an additional time for students who have finished a library book to exchange it for another.