Havens Elementary School

About Havens Library

 

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:20-3:15. Wednesday 8:20-1:50.  Parents are invited to come before 8:30 or after 3:00 everyday but Wednesday, and Fridays throughout the day.

Open to students during the following morning and lunch recesses:

Morning recess: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Lunch library: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Staff: 

Laura Remer, Teacher Librarian, lremer@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Helle Vistisen, Assistant Librarian, hvistisen@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Christina Wagg, Assistant Librarian, cwagg@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Our collection includes over 14,000 titles, which include print books, electronic books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs. Students learn to access information using the computer catalog and via the internet.

Literacy and information literacy skills are strengthened by our library program. The library staff meets regularly with all classes to promote a love of books and literature and reading, and to provide an integrated and collaborative program relating library standards and curricular standards. The library program consists of four components:

Reading – Promote reading through storytelling, exposure to different genre, guest authors and illustrators, and individual reader’s advisory. The library maintains a wide variety of print and media to meet the reading and information needs of students and teachers.

Technology – Use technology to enhance student learning through the use of subscription databases, the online catalog, and the internet, while using Chromebooks in a 1:1 environment.

Collaboration with Classroom Teachers – Support classroom curriculum with resources and co-teach with classroom teachers to create resource-based research projects.

Information Literacy –  Help students learn wisely by being able to find, analyze, synthesize, and utilize information in meaningful ways.

Parent volunteers are an important element of our school library program, by helping the library staff during class visits, research projects, and the Book Fair.

Havens Library Homepage and Catalog

323 Highland Avenue

Piedmont, CA 94611

510-594-2683