News from the Schofield Library

Welcome to the new school year!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer-- and read lots of things! We are looking forward to a great year.

What students learn in the library

During library classes, students learn how to find fiction and non-fiction books (yes, we still use the Dewey Decimal System), and we encourage them to read widely. However, library skills go far beyond finding books. Students learn to access databases, evaluate information (make sure it's true and written by an expert), cite their information, use technology, and practice Internet safety. They also continue using skills they learn elsewhere in school, such as thinking creatively, working collaboratively, taking notes and putting information into their own words. Watch the library newsletter and website for updates throughout the year!

Please return Bingo cards, AUPs, and iPod contracts

Please return Bingo cards, signed Acceptable Use Policies (Grades 2-5), and iPod/Playaway contracts (Grades 4-5) as soon as possible. Students can give them to classroom teachers or bring them to the library. Extra copies are available on our website:

Meet the librarians

Mrs. Linda Buffum, Instructional Library Assistant, teaches the kindergarten library classes. Mrs. Elisabeth Zimmer, School Librarian, teaches grades 1-5. You can reach Mrs. Buffum at and Mrs. Zimmer at