Library Shenanigans

at West Avenue Elementary - August/September, 2016

The Library is Open!

Welcome back to the West Avenue Wildcat Library! It feels so good to start a new year! The library is opened during the school year Monday thru Friday 7:30am-3:30pm.

Also remember to utilize our neighborhood library. The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has wonderful activities all year long for our community. The closest branch to West Avenue is the Westfall Branch library located at 6111 Rosedale Court. Their phone number is (210) 207-9220. Go to for upcoming events, hours of operation and services and resources.

Come open a book and discover a treasure of information for you and your family!

What is going on in the library?

I have been asked by so many of you...."What is happening in the library?"

Well, for the past 3 years, I have been taking baby steps in something called Library Transformation. I have been able to obtain a Smart Board, iPads, headphones and additional monies from the district for books for the library.

This year, as many of you have seen, our library is changing before our eyes. We are condensing our printed materials on one side of the library, enclosing our two small entrances and creating a larger opening at the main entrance areas.

We are also designating an area in the library for our new Exploratory sets. Exploratory sets are also known as Maker Space. This is where students will be able to earn time to come to the library to gather and create, invent, tinker, explore and discover abilities and concepts they were never aware of.

A noticeable change you have seen is the circulation desk area. Students and teachers are now being trained on checking their own books and materials in and out of the library. Our students are very capable in taking ownership of this responsibility. I am confident in their ability to follow directions and become responsible library patrons.

This transformation will be the beginning of many changes our community will experience. I know this change is well deserved and a positive move for the Wildcat family.

Read Online With OverDrive!

You can read every day for your own enjoyment and with your children! Download the OverDrive App from the App Store. You can choose to download the NEISD Digital Library or the San Antonio Public Library. For NEISD, you just need your Parent ID or your student's ID number. To check out from the San Antonio Public Library, or "SAPL", you need your library card number (found on the back of your SAPL card). Pick your books, check them out and ENJOY! You don't have to worry about returning your books...its automatically done for you! How can you ask for more? Never pay for overdue books again!

Try'll LOVE it!

West Avenue Photo Gallery...a year in pictures!

Read Every Day!

Parents, please remember that it is very important to read to each other every day! Read to a your parents...a sibling...your pet or just to yourself. Just read! You worked so hard to become a great reader, don't lose it!

Like Dr. Seuss says, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."