Read, Learn, Lead
The Huebner Library: Building Leaders One Book At A Time
This newsletter will provide some general information on how we are working to meet the needs of our students, staff, parents, and community.
What We Do
Book Bingo (K-5)
Texas Bluebonnet Reading Award (3-5)
Texas 2x2 Reading Program (K-2)
Read it Forward (5)
Battle of the Books (4)
Fairy Tale Rodeo (2)
Super-Sized Storytimes (1)
Nursery Rhyme Olympics (K)
Read for the Record (K-2)
Read Across America Day (K-5)
Poem in Your Pocket Day (K-5)
Screen-Free Week (K-5)
Literary Pumpkin Patch (K-5)
Author Visits (K-5)
Scholastic Book Fairs (2 per year)
Annual Research Project (K-5)
Mini-Research Lessons (2-5)
Lessons on Library-Based Skills (K-5)
Digital Citizenship on Copyright and Plagiarism (K-5)
Camp Write-A-Lotta (4)
Science Stations (3-5)
*For instruction, the library operates on a fixed and flexible schedule. Students in Kinder and first grade visit the library for a weekly lesson at a fixed time. Second grade has a lesson every other week at a fixed time. Grades three through five are flexible, which means they sign up for lessons as the need arises.
What We Offer
- Library Print Collection: The library collection has over 15,000 titles. With an extensive fiction and nonfiction collection, every student is able to find a book they want to read. This year, we completed a huge genrefication project. Our fiction collection is now organized into 10 different genres, such as fantasy, mystery, and realistic fiction. This allows our students to find the type of fiction books they love to read with ease!
- Library Online Collection: Our district library services department has developed a large digital book collection for all NEISD patrons. Students, teachers, and parents can access these books for instruction or pleasure reading.
- Magazines: The library subscribes to many magazines for patrons to read for leisure and/or information. Students may check out magazines for a 3-day period.
- Library Catalog: The library has an online public access catalog that patrons can use to find just the right book . This catalog can also be searched from the library, classrooms, computer labs, or any other device, including your home PC and smart devices, that have internet access.
- Online Databases: The library offers online access to several informational databases to assist patrons working on research-oriented tasks. These databases are full of valid, carefully selected information which makes them easier for young researchers to trust the quality of the information they are reading. See Mrs. Watts for passwords for home access.
- Technology: The library has an assortment of available technology for instructional and student use including a Smartboard, 12 VDI computers, 30 iPads, 30 Nexus Tablets, and 10 Chromebooks.
The Huebner Library offers it students, teachers, and parents flexible access by being open throughout the entire school day. Students are encouraged to visit the library individually, in a group, or as a class as often as needed.
Kinder - 1 Book for 1 Week
1st - 2 Books for 1 Week
2nd - 2 Books for 1 Week
3rd - 3 Books for 2 Weeks
4th - 3 Books for 2 Weeks
5th - 3 Books for 2 Weeks
Parents - 5 Books for 2 Weeks
(Sign up for a create parent account here.)
Students may not check out additional books until the overdue book is returned. There are no fines for late books.
We do charge for lost or damaged books. Lost books are charged the cost of replacement. Damaged book fines are assessed based on the severity of the damage. Students may not check out additional books until fines are paid.
Mark Your Calendars!
September 15 - Sue Kuentz, Storyteller
September 21-25 - Magazine Fundraiser for Technology
October 15 - Lucas Miller, Singing Zoologist
October 26-30 - Literary Pumpkin Patch
November 16-20 - Fall Scholastic Book Fair
January 26 - Bluebonnet Voting
February 26 - Fairy Tale Rodeo
April 12 - Jeff Mack, Author
May 13 - Battle of the Books
May 16-20 - Spring Scholastic Book Fair
The Huebner Library Staff
One of the best resources available to our library patrons is a supportive staff who want to help Huebner continue to grow as a community of learners. If you have a question, please ask. We love to help!
Natalie Watts is entering her ninth year as the Library Media Specialist (though she prefers the title Librarian) at Huebner Elementary. After spending 5 years as a classroom teacher, she found her passion of connecting kids with books and decided to obtain her master's degree in Library Science. Today, she not only loves sharing her love of books with her students, she also is excited to incorporate new technologies into her teaching.
Library Media Assistant
Karen Farrell is starting her second year as the Library Media Assistant. As a parent to two Huebner Huskies, she began as a volunteer in the library. She loved it so much, she decided to work in the library when the opportunity arose. Mrs. Farrell is a warm and friendly face to every student that crosses her circulation counter.