2016 - 2017 Library Annual Report

Bruce - Guadalupe Community School

Prepared by Rachel Klug

Bruce - Guadalupe Library Media Specialist

Library Website

Library Staff

Rachel Klug - Campus Library Media Specialist

Shaba Martinez - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Library Media 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

  • 17,704 Titles
  • 650 eBooks
  • 1550 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 1099 Patrons
  • 35 classes weekly
  • 49,660 Titles Checked Out
  • 1820 Holds
  • 45 Books Per Patron

Middle School Library: 6th - 8th Grade

The Collection

  • 14,689 Titles
  • 487 eBooks
  • 1056 New Titles This Year

Patron Usage

  • 361 Patrons
  • 12 classes biweekly
  • 15,020 Titles Checked Out
  • 503 Holds
  • 42 Books Per Patron

Program Highlights

  • Read For The Record
  • International Dot Day
  • Teen Read Month: Read For The Fun Of It @ Your Library
  • Fall Book Fair: Bookaneer - Where Books Are The Treasure
  • RIF Love Your Library Book Distribution
  • Read Across America With Dr. Seuss
  • D.E.A.R. Day With Beverly Cleary
  • Spring Book Fair: Happy Camper - S'more Fun With Books
  • ALA Youth Media Awards
  • Wisconsin Golden Archer Awards
  • Teen Tech Month: Be The Source Of Change @ Your Library
  • Star Wars Read Day: May The Fourth Be With You
  • RIF Summer Reading Kick-Off: Build A Better World @ Your Library

Program Highlights Slideshows

2016 Teen Read Week
2017 ALA Youth Media Awards
2016 - 2017 Wisconsin Golden Archer Award Nominees
Magnus Chase Activity Sample

Book Fairs

2017 Spring Book Fair Slideshow

2017 BGCS Spring Book Fair: Happy Campers

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program

The library had two RIF distributions this year. One in February to celebrate Love Your Library Month and one in May to kick-off our Summer Reading Program - Build A Better World @ Your Library. Students were able to select books to own and take home.

Thank you to Rotarians Mr. McSweeney and Mr. Levit for volunteering during our May distribution. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation for funding the RIF program.

Professional Development Library Workshop

Donuts & Digital Resources

This workshop was a training session on the new digital subscriptions purchased during the school year.

Workshop Presentation

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!