Coker Library News

December/January

Coker Library Mission Statement:


The library will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which to promote lifelong learners and readers.

Upcoming Events:

Six Flags "Read to Succeed" Reading Program

November 2- December 11 Students who read 6 hours outside of school can earn a ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Click here for more information in English. Click here for more information in Spanish. Completed reading logs must be turned into your teacher by December 11. Update: We have extended the deadline to January 15.

Schlitterbahn’s “Waves of Pages” Reading Program

December 14- February 22 Students who read 10 hours outside of school can earn a tick to Schlitterbahn. Click here for more information in English. Click here for more information in Spanish. Completed reading logs must be turned into your teacher by February 22.

Ongoing Reading Programs:

4th Grade Battle of the Books

In November fourth graders were given a list of different chapter books. They are encouraged to read as many as possible and take notes in their battle journals. In April, each classroom is given a qualifying test. The top three students and one alternate from each class will demonstrate their knowledge in a quiz-show format in The Fourth Grade Coker Battle which will be held in May. The winning team represents Coker in the District Battle of the Books on May 23, 2016. More information can be found Coker Libguide.

Texas 2x2 Reading Program

In September Monolingual kindergarten through second grade classes were introduced to the 2x2 Reading Program. Classes have been reading away trying to earn their spirit sticks! As of the end of November 220 students have earned a spirit stick. More information can be found on the Coker Libguide.

Tejas Star Reading Program

Dual Language kindergarten through second grade classes kicked off the Tejas Star Reading Program in September. This year Coker was the first school in NEISD to use this reading program! As of the end of November 100 students have earned a spirit stick. More information can be found on the Coker Libguide.

Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Texas Bluebonnet Awards had it's kick-off in September. This program is designed to encourages reading for pleasure for students in third through fifth grade. So far 46 students qualify to be Bluebonnet voters. More information can be found on the Coker Libguide.

Research and Technology:

Mr. Wetherall and Mrs. Meredith's 5th grade classes worked in the library researching the sun, earth and moon. Students used print and the electronic resources/databases available on the Coker Library Resource page.


In November Mr. Mata's 3rd grade dual language class worked in the library with the iPads to make an app-smashing project. Students used several different apps to make a presentation over their Dia de los Muertos project.

Numbers, numbers, numbers...

During November 349 students came to the library as an individual (walk-ins). These students checked out books, used the computers or were working on research. This number does not reflect the class visits to the library for checkouts, lessons and research.


A total of 3451 books were checked out of the library during November. The library is always looking for help checking in books and shelving. Even if you only have 15 minutes after dropping off your children in the morning, we are always looking for volunteers.