The Presidio Hill School Library is a place for all to find a sense of belonging; a mirror to see our uniqueness reflected, a window to witness the experiences of others and a sliding glass door that invites us to become immersed in the worlds around us (Bishop, 1990). We aim to excite and inspire readers by providing students with the most diverse, quality books and materials available.
We have over 10,000 volumes, including fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, digital materials, and relevant reference materials. With the recent expansion of the library space, our annex room is now home to the middle school and vinyl collections. Students and faculty utilize this space for projects, meetings, morning advisory, and recess.
Students in every grade visit the library at least once a week. Transitional kindergarten through fifth-grade classes participate in literacy-rich activities and choose books based on their varied interests during their library time. Students in middle school focus on digital literacy and citizenship skills that will serve them in the present and future. Middle School students also use library resources to assist with projects and other research-related activities. The library is open to students during recess breaks for reading, games, and much more.
Our annual book fair supports our birthday book program, which allows each student an opportunity to select a book in honor of their birthday. Other library events include an annual book exchange, author visits, and buddy storytimes. In addition, Presidio Hill School parents are also invited to volunteer in the library; opportunities range from helping organize library events to shelving books.