Junipero Serra Elementary

             8880 Halifax Street, Ventura, CA 93004

             (805) 672-2717   FAX: (805) 672-2716

Serra Library

                                                                                                   
 Welcome to the Serra Library!         
 “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers.  And the wonderful
 thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.”   -Laura Bush

Serra's library has over 12,000 titles for a wide variety of reading interests.  Students visit the library during their once a week class library time or more often as needed during open library times.

Library Hours - The library is open on Monday from 10:30 – 1:30pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 - 2:30pm.  The library is closed on Friday.

Birthday Book Club - The Birthday Book Club is a way for parents to honor their child's birthday and support the continued growth of the library.  Click on the link for more information and to print out the Birthday Book Club Form.

Scholastic Book Fair - The Serra Library benefits greatly from the profits of the book fair, which takes place in the Spring.  In addition to the generous support of the PTA, new books are purchased each year with these proceeds.

Accelerated Reader - This is an exciting reading practice program at Serra School.  Students choose books at their individual reading level and then take computerized quizzes to test their comprehension.  Teachers determine each student's goal, as well as rewards for reaching those goals.

Ask the Librarian - Is your child struggling to find a book or series in the library that they enjoy?  Is there a series that they are reading that the library doesn't have?  I would love to help your child find the joy in reading and part of that is helping them figure out what kind of book interests them.  Let me help.  Feel free to contact me at 672-2717 ext. 2016 to discuss any concerns.  Visit http://library.venturausd.org and click on the link for our school. Once there you can search for books in the Serra Library, you will find the link to the Renaissance Place Home Connect feature for Accelerated Reader, and you can use the AR Book Finder link to search for books and see if there is an AR quiz available for a specific book.

Mayra Benitez-Tadillo

Librarian