The Library Ladies

From left to right: Alexandra Painter, Haley Kaus, and Paige Callaway.

Welcome to the Ware Elementary Library Media Center! We are committed to meeting the reading, research, and technology needs of our students. Whether it is individual, small group, or an entire class instruction, our media staff is here to assist. A wide variety of materials, from print to non-print, are available.

At Ware Elementary, we use the independent reading program Reading Counts to encourage students to to read fluently for comprehension and increase inferencing skills. According to their website, “Scholastic Reading Counts! is an independent reading program for Grades K–12 which combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment. Instructionally flexible, mastery focused, and professionally written, SRC! is the program PROVEN to develop reading skills, help raise test scores, and motivate students to achieve reading success.”

October 2021 News

Our Ware Bears are off and running with everyone having library books to read! What can I say, our Ware Bears are rockin’ readers! Each class visits the library once a week. Be sure to check with your student’s teacher if you are unsure of their library day. All of our Ware Bears recently finished learning how to care for their library books and general
expectations for their district issued computers or iPads. Please help remind your student to take extra special care of their books and devices.
Students in grades K-5 are beginning their Digital Citizenship education lessons with Mrs. Kaus. It is our goal to help students flourish in a world of media and technology. We are learning to become respectful and responsible digital citizens. These lessons cover topics such as staying safe online, the power of words, and online communities. I encourage you to
take a look at the website Common Sense Media( to explore some of the resources they offer parents to foster conscientious digital citizenship at home. We are SO excited to host a Scholastic Book Fair during October parent-teacher conferences. There will be additional information sent home with your student in the next couple of weeks. Information will also be posted on our Facebook page and website.

Book Fair Dates and Times:
Online Shopping Open- October 11-24th
Wednesday, October 13th from 3:30-7:45pm
Thursday, October 14th from 3:30-7:45pm
Friday, October 15th from 8:00-10:00am

Visit the Scholastic Book Fair Homepage:

Thank you for continuing to encourage your student to read!

The Library Team

Haley Kaus, Library Media Specialist

Sarah (Paige) Callaway, Library Clerk

Alexandra Painter, Library Clerk