Welcome to the Tanque Verde Elementary Library!

Welcome to the TVES Library Page! 
We have New Books!
Check out the new books we have on our special shelf for new books.  There are lots of nonfiction in that area.
Library Hours:  We are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 until 2:45, on Wednesday we close at 1:30.   This is a great time for students to take AR tests and check out books.  (On occassion, the library is closed, due to meetings and extra duties.)
Make Way forBooks:   In February, we will be collecting new and gently used books for Make Way for Books.  If you are organizing book shelves at home, we are already accepting early donations. 
Book Fair    Thank you to everyone who supported our Fall Book Fair.  
Pop Tab Pandemonium:    We are collecting  tabs again this year for the Ronald MacDonald House, so please keep sending them into the Library!  Thank you to everyone who has sent in tabs.  We have already filled a huge water container of them.  
Mrs. Verbois
Library Media Specialist
520 749 4244 Ext 3020
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss 

Library Links

Before your child starts a new book, check out its level.   The link below will take you to the Accelerated Reader Book Find web page, so you can check on the reading level on the book being read.

Reading and Academics Success 
According to the American Association of School Libraries, there is a definite positive link between reading and academic success.  Read below for more information.   

Anderson, Fielding, and Wilson (1988) compared the amount of student reading with their scores on achievement tests. The number of minutes spent in out-of-school reading, even if it was a small amount, correlated positively with reading achievement. The more students read outside of school the higher they scored on reading achievement tests. Students who scored at the 90th percentile on a reading test spent five times as many minutes as children at the 50th percentile, and more than 200 times as many minutes per day reading books as the child at the 10th percentile. The researchers conclude that “among all the ways children spent their time, reading books was the best predictor of measures of reading achievement reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading speed, including gains in reading comprehension between second and fifth grade”.

Greaney and Hegarty (1987), leading researchers in the area of independent reading, asked 138 fifth graders to use diaries to record their leisure activities four days a week. Results showed that 18 percent indicated that they do not read at all, and 31.5 percent read three or more hours during the weekly reporting period. Overall, students devoted 7.2 percent of their leisure time to reading. Correlational measures show a significant relation between the amount of time devoted to independent reading and reading achievement, verbal ability, attitude toward reading, and home influence factors. And students who read the most scored in the top quartile in reading achievement tests. Tunnell and Jacobs (1989) summarized numerous studies from the past sixty years and found a statistically significant relation between academic achievement and independent reading.

Read to Succeed! 
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