2018 - 2019 Library Annual Report

Bruce-Guadalupe Community School

June 10, 2019

Prepared by Rachel Klug

Bruce-Guadalupe Library Media Specialist & School Website Administrator

Library Website

Library Staff

Rachel Klug - Campus Library Media Specialist / School Website Administrator

Shaba Martinez - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Library Media Specialist / Digital Learning Specialist

Maria Loera - Library Assistant

Mission Statement

The library media program at Bruce Guadalupe is based on the concept of free access to information that reflects the cultural diversity and the pluralistic nature of a global society. This free access is available to all students and staff.

In support of this concept, the program seeks to foster inquiry and learning by enhancing the instructional program through information literacy.

The ability to locate, evaluate, and apply information is necessary in order to be a productive citizen in our complex society. The library media center is the gateway to the array of information resources available.

The library media program is committed to the responsibility for ensuring that all students will become discerning information consumers and thereby perpetuate the goal of lifelong learning for every student.


Students are motivated and independent learners.

  • Students successfully employ information literacy, technology, and critical thinking skills in subject-area learning experiences.
  • Students are engaged in independent reading and inquiry-based learning.

The library is a powerful intellectual and social space where students and teachers gather ideas, exchange points of view, and learn together.

  • Students and teachers have access to a certified school library media specialist.
  • Students have equitable access to the library and its resources.
  • The library provides access to high-quality resources in a variety of formats that support curricular and instructional goals and respond to diverse student needs and interests.
  • The library facility is welcoming, with a climate conducive to individual and shared learning.
  • Current technology is available and operable to support multiple learning experiences in the library and remote access to library resources.

The library program supports a culture of literacy throughout the school.

  • Teachers integrate resources and information-literacy skills into every classroom.
  • Teachers collaborate with the librarian and other teachers to optimize instruction and curriculum design.

The library fosters a professional learning community.

  • Teachers, principals, and librarians engage in ongoing professional development.
  • The librarian facilitates professional dialogue and networking among teachers, principals, and other librarians to support continuous improvement of practice.

The Numbers

Elementary Library: K4 - 5th Grade

The Collection

  • 20,444 Titles
  • 757 eBooks
  • 1829 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 1160 Patrons
  • 37 classes weekly*
  • 52,600 Titles Checked Out*
  • 1250 Holds
  • 45 Books Per Patron

Top Ten Title Check-Outs of the Year

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  5. We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  7. Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems
  8. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  9. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: The Fourth Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey
  10. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

*The elementary library was closed for seven weeks this year for the following reasons:

  • The library was closed for two weeks due to the Fall Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for two weeks due to the Spring Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for three weeks in April due to the Forward Exam.

Middle School Library: 6th - 8th Grade

The Collection

  • 16,120 Titles
  • 863 eBooks
  • 978 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 384 Patrons
  • 13 classes biweekly*
  • 18,125 Titles Checked Out*
  • 956 Holds
  • 47 Books Per Patron

Top Ten Title Check-Outs of the Year

  1. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  2. Booked by Kwame Alexander
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  7. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  8. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  9. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
  10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

*The middle school library was closed for one week during the Fall Book Fair and one week during the Spring Book Fair.

Program Highlights

  • Next Door Foundation Book Give-Away
  • Read For The Record: Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy
  • International Dot Day
  • Teen Read Month: It’s Written in the Stars…READ @ The Library
  • Fall Book Fair: Enchanted Forest: Let Your Imagination Grow!
  • Read Across America
  • D.E.A.R. Day With Beverly Cleary
  • Spring Book Fair: Dino-Mite: Stomp, Chomp, & Read!
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • Wisconsin Golden Archer Awards
  • Teen Tech Month
  • Star Wars Read Day: May The Fourth Be With You
  • RIF Summer Reading Kick-Off: A Universe of Stories @ Your Library

The Best Highlight of the Year: Our Cookiecutter Shark Experts!

During the middle of the school year, these two 2nd graders wanted a book JUST about Cookiecutter sharks. Now, we have a lot of books about sharks, but I could not find one published book JUST about Cookiecutter sharks. So, I jokingly told these two that they would have to write their own book about Cookiecutter sharks and THEY DID! Then during the Spring Book Fair we had a shark book that had only 1 paragraph about the Coookiecutter shark. Their book was so much better!

Another Great Highlight!

One of our 5th graders is a Rainbow Loom artist and a superfan of the series Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. He has combined both of his interests by creating a Rainbow Loom dragon for each dragon on the covers of a Wings of Fire books. There are 16 books in the series!

Program Highlights Slideshows


Book Fairs

2018 Fall Book Fair


2019 Spring Book Fair


Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program

The library had a RIF distribution this year. In May, we celebrated out Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: A Universe of Stories!. Students were able to select books to own and take home.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation for funding the RIF program.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: A Universe of Stories!

This year's summer reading program was A Universe of Stories!

The 2nd & 3rd graders learned about constellations and had a Commander Cressida sing-a-long on Ready, Jet, Go! on PBS Kids

The 4th & 5th graders read Constellations on TrueFlix and designed their own constellation and created a story to go with their constellation.

The 6th - 8th graders learned about the science of Star Wars on IBM and The Science of Star Wars. Students created a Star Wars glider and had a competition to see which glider went the furthest between the library stacks.

The Sixth Graders Blasted-Off For The Summer Reading Program!



Thank you!

We received many book donations this year from parents, staff, and students alike! We truly appreciate everyone's support in helping to make our libraries the best they can be!

Professional Development Presentations

Thank you!

Thank you to all the teachers, staff, students, parents, and volunteers for helping to make the library program a success this year.

Thank you to Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Navarro for their continued support of the library program.

A special thanks to Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Loera for all their hard work and dedication in continually delivering the best library program possible to our students!

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