The Library's mission is to support reading and research skills, and to promote literacy. The program works to develop a community of dedicated, passionate readers who find lifelong joy in reading. Every student can find books that resonate with him/her and find pleasure in reading, while also improving comprehension. The Library program expands and enriches students' lives through literature and art from diverse cultures and time periods. Balanced information, excellent writing, myriad perspectives, multicultural exposure, and different genres shape resource selection.
The Library also offers a wealth of research resources to help develop independent, self-motivated, disciplined learners who use critical and creative thinking to find information. The research process is inquiry based, and projects provide opportunities to use print and electronic resources to explore, select, understand, and evaluate information.
Founded in 1982, the Lit Club curriculum provides students in grades 2-8 with opportunities to practice reading strategies and literary analysis in small groups. Lit Club classes meet weekly for an hour with trained parent and teacher facilitators. Children are encouraged to read for pleasure, to develop a love of literature, and to share this passion with others in focused discussion. Nueva's adult community can also discuss books through the Adult Lit Club, which meets monthly.
Marilyn Kimura, Librarian
Peggy Clark, Library Assistant
Jennifer Addiego, Cataloging Assistant