2019 - 2020 Library Annual Report

Bruce-Guadalupe Community School

June 4, 2020

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

Jessica Munoz - Library Assistant

Best Wishes To Mrs. Loera and Welcome Mrs. Munoz

Mrs. Loera, who was our library assistant for almost ten years, took a K3 teaching position at the UCC Early Learning Academy Guadalupe South Campus. Mrs. Loera was a wonderful part of our library and ensured that all our patrons were well taken care of. She will make a fantastic K3 teacher!

In March, two weeks before the COVID-19 "Safer-At-Home" school closures, Jessica Munoz joined the library staff as our new library assistant. Mrs. Munoz has been at BGCS for ten years also, as a K4 assistant. She has done an amazing job learning the ropes of the job during the COVID-19 school closure and in late May and June when we were allowed back in the libraries. We look forward to having an amazing 2020-2021 school year!

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

  • 20,367 Titles
  • 425 eBooks
  • 386 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 1183 Patrons
  • 41 classes weekly*
  • 38,068 Titles Checked Out*
  • 992 Holds
  • 32 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 Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  4. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  6. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  7. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: The Fourth Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey
  8. Dog Man: For Whom The Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  10. Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal by Jeff Kinney

*The elementary library was closed for 17 weeks this year for the following reasons:

  • The library was closed for 2 weeks due to the Fall Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for 2 weeks due to the Spring Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for 1 week in September due to MAP testing.
  • The library was closed for 1 week in January due to MAP testing.
  • The library was closed for 11 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Middle School Library: 6th - 8th Grade

The UCC Acosta Middle School students were added as patrons to the BGMS Middle School library this school year.

The Collection

  • 16,023 Titles
  • 624 eBooks
  • 244 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 595 Patrons
  • 14 classes biweekly*
  • 8 classes at Acosta Middle School
  • 17,277 Titles Checked Out*
  • 1040 Holds
  • 29 Books Per Patron

Top Ten Title Check-Outs of the Year

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  2. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  3. Booked by Kwame Alexander
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  7. Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  8. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
  9. Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

*The middle school library was closed for 13 weeks this year for the following reasons:

  • The library was closed for 1 week due to the Fall Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for 1 week due to the Spring Book Fair.
  • The library was closed for 11 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Highlights

  • Read For The Record: Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
  • International Dot Day
  • Fall Book Fair: Arctic Adventure: Snow Much To Read!
  • Read Across America
  • D.E.A.R. Day With Beverly Cleary
  • Spring Book Fair: Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • Wisconsin Golden Archer Awards
  • Star Wars Read Day: May The Fourth Be With You

Other Highlights

Author Visit: Elizabeth Eulberg

Wisconsin native, Elizabeth Eulberg is the author of the Shelby Holmes mystery series. Elizabeth loves talking to kids about how she became an author, her writing process, and solving crime! On September 13th, our 3rd graders meet Elizabeth and each student received Book 1 of the Shelby Holmes series! We loved talking with this humorous and engaging author! Visit Elizabeth’s author website at elizabetheulberg.com

Visit From Packer Legend LeRoy Butler

Packer legend and author LeRoy Butler came to BGMS in December to speak to students about resilience and perseverance. He donated a signed copy of his book The LeRoy Butler Story: From Wheelchair To The Lambeau Leap to the middle school library. Mr. Butler was warm, kind, funny and inspiring!

Book Fairs

Program Highlights Slideshows

2019 Fall Book Fair

2019 BGCS Fall Book Fair: Arctic Adventure

2020 Spring Book Fair

2020 BGCS Spring Book Fair

Wisconsin Golden Archer Awards

2019 - 2020 Wisconsin Golden Archer Award Nominees

ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

Find The Library @ Your Place: Our School Libraries During COVID-19

From March 17 - June 4, the BGCS libraries continued with programing using distance, or virtual, learning.

Just A Few of The Many Stories Shared During Distance Learning

Distance Learning Highlight: Ms. Klug Stumped By 2nd Grader's Jokes During Google Meet!

Thank you For The Donations This Year!

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!

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. Navarro, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Brito and Ms. Silva for their support of the library program during this school year.

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