2017 - 2018 Library Annual Report

Bruce-Guadalupe Community School

June 6, 2018

Prepared by Rachel Klug

Bruce - Guadalupe Library Media Specialist & School Webmaster

Library Website

Library Staff

Rachel Klug - Campus Library Media Specialist / School Webmaster

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

  • 19,863 Titles
  • 800 eBooks
  • 1414 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 1149 Patrons
  • 37 classes weekly*
  • 49,297 Titles Checked Out**
  • 1661 Holds
  • 43 Books Per Patron

Top Ten Title Check-Outs of the Year

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
  5. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  6. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets: Another Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  9. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: The Fourth Epic Novel by Jeff Kinney
  10. Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

*Mrs. Martinez was on maternity leave during 1st Semester. Kindergarten and 1st grade classes came to the library every other week during 1st Semester.

**The library was closed for two weeks due to the Spring Book Fair.

** The library was closed for two weeks in April due to the Forward Exam.

Middle School Library: 6th - 8th Grade

The Collection

  • 16,002 Titles
  • 491 eBooks
  • 717 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 364 Patrons
  • 12 classes biweekly
  • 15,330 Titles Checked Out
  • 893 Holds
  • 42 Books Per Patron

Top Ten Title Check-Outs of the Year

  1. UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
  2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  3. Ashes by Ilsa Bick
  4. Battlesaurus: Rampage At Waterloo by Brian Falkner
  5. Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult
  6. Doctor Who: The Time Traveller's Almanac by Steve Tribe
  7. Dr. Bird's Advice For Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
  8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  9. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  10. Hamlet: A Novel by John Marsden

Program Highlights

  • Read For The Record: Quackers by Liz Wong
  • International Dot Day
  • Teen Read Month: Unleash Your Story! @ The Library
  • Fall Book Fair: Wild West Book Fair - Saddle Up and Read!
  • Read Across America With Dr. Seuss
  • D.E.A.R. Day With Beverly Cleary
  • Spring Book Fair: Paws For Books - Come. Stay. Read A Great Tale!
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • Wisconsin Golden Archer Awards
  • Teen Tech Month: Libraries Are For Creating @ Your Library
  • Star Wars Read Day: May The Fourth Be With You
  • RIF Summer Reading Kick-Off: Libraries Rock! @ Your Library

Program Highlights Slideshows


Book Fairs

2017 Fall Book Fair Slideshow


2018 Spring Book Fair

2018 Bruce-Guadalupe Spring Book Fair: Paws For A Good Book! - YouTube

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program

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

Thank you to Sandra Arteaga-Hernandez and Mayra Trujillo for volunteering. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation for funding the RIF program.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Libraries Rock!

This year's summer reading program was Libraries Rock!

The elementary students learned about the Beat Bugs and explored music genres with Chuck Vanderchuck's "Something, Something" Explosion.

The middle school students created their own compositions using Soundtrap. Below are three examples of the fantastic music created by our students!

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Professional Development Presentations

Behavior Management Staff Training

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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