Welcome to the Library

  • The library is the heart of the school.  The JKES Library provides learning resources and recreational reading materials for students and staff.  The library is a welcoming and safe environment for students to explore and personalize their academic growth and individual interests.  In addition to print books, the library offers digital resources, such as e-books and online databases, including PebbleGo and World Book Online.  Students attend library class as part of the Specials rotation.  In addition, the library is open throughout the day for student book checkout.

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What Are We Learning in Library?

  • In library class, students will work on:

    • finding a just-right book
    • selecting books to read for enjoyment
    • using online databases, such as PebbleGo and World Book Online
    • author studies
    • appreciating children's literature
    • learning songs and poems
    • library skills
    • exploring online library catalog

Reading Tips for Parents

    • Read aloud to your child.
    • Let your child read aloud to you.
    • Talk about what has been read.
    • Visit your public library and help your child get a library card.
    • Have a special place in your home for library books

    More Reading Tips for Parents

Our Librarians

  • Kitty Osborne

    Ms. Kitty Osborne


    Ms. Osborne became the JKES librarian at the start of the 2017-18 school year. She has a MLS from the University of North Texas and a BA in English with a focus on film and communication from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining the JKES Specials Team, she worked in public libraries.