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Hettinger Library:

Misaki stands with members of Rectory's elementary school after reading them the book, Rainbow Fish.

Elementary School Program

The Hettinger Library draws elementary students into its bright, comfortable, colorful space. Each elementary class visits once a week to hear stories, find new books, and learn to appreciate the library as a space to read and grow. The 4th-grade class also visits the library to learn research skills and how to use the online catalog.

Each Elementary class visits the library at least once a month. The librarian reads stories to the children, then they are encouraged to check out books to take back to their classrooms. They love the comfortable space and really enjoy sharing their book choices with each other. Sometimes there are surprise guest readers such as Misaki, who shared her love of the book Rainbow Fish by reading it to the children in her native Japanese. The elementary students are often invited to participate in the Library Enrichment programs when age appropriate. It is always exciting to come to the library and check it out!