BCA's Library Program
“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” - Henry Ward Beecher
A Day in Library
Every BCA student attends library class on a weekly basis. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students spend 30 minutes reading picture books, doing a craft and then checking out books they can take home to enjoy. First through fifth grade students come to the library for 45 minutes each week. Mrs. Wellman reads aloud from selected chapter books, they have a weekly project or lesson to complete and the last fifteen minutes of class, they are on their own finding books!
Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students learn basic parts of a book, definitions of author and illustrator, and other very simple library lessons. First through fifth grade students learn how to use our automated catalog, how to retrieve and shelve books, as well as study and learn about popular authors, a variety of genres and national book awards. Students do hands-on lessons involving finding information using library resources, color pictures connected to current readings and even act out what they read in front of the class. Library time is also used to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on the computer.
The library hosts two Scholastic book fairs each year (one at Christmas and another around Easter). The library also raises funds through a program called Birthday Book Club. Parents honor their students by purchasing a book for them. The books are $15 and the birthday child is the first person to check out the book and has his/her name placed in the front of it.
The library runs several reading programs throughout the year: Summer Reading, Six Flags Read for Success, Pizza Hut’s Book It Program and beginning in fall 2015, Texas Bluebonnet Awards.
Want to know what books are available in the BCA library? Check out our online catalog to make your list of "must reads!"