Library/Media Center
522 N. Abilene
Valley Center, KS 67147
316-755-7020
Library Hours:
8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on school days 

 

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Becky Thompson, Librarian
becky.thompson@usd262.net

Common Sense Educator





Library Catalog


Library Mission Statement:

to enable students to access, evaluate, and use information,
both print and electronic, and to develop a love of reading and life-long learning. 



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Abilene Elementary library has approximately 12,000 books and other materials.  All students come in once a week for a 30 to 40 minute library lesson and to check out books.  They may use the library at other times for additional checkout, research, or class projects. 

 
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Common Sense Media.org is a great resource for parents to use for reviews on current movies, video games, websites, and to get ideas on how to keep their children safe on the internet. 




Reading Programs:
We promote several reading incentive programs in the library including: 

 

Accelerated Reader: Click here for AR Book Finder to find out AR levels of books William Allen White Book Award
KU Reading Award 
Click here for 4th grade requirements
 Pizza Hut Book It Reading Award
 

 

 

 

LINKS FOR KIDS: 
Jan Brett Marc Brown
Eric Carle Bill Peet
Stan & Jan Berenstain Rosemary Wells
Tomie dePaola Patricia Polacco
Mercer Mayer Dr. Seuss
Leo Lionni Jack Prelutsky
Beverly Cleary What's new in books for kids?
LINKS FOR PARENTS:
PBS Reading Tips A Book and a Hug
Internet Safety Tips Digital Passport
Scholastic Families Sesame Street Stories
PBS Kids Tumble Books
Accelerated Reader Renaissance Home Connect






























Easybib

Marvel Comics

  3rd grade assessment

4th grade assessment

2nd grade Assessment