Welcome to the Saint Helena
Mrs. Nancy Manno
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia
Library Media Services
The mission of the catholic elementary school library is to support and extend all curriculum areas. In collaboration with faculty we strive to prepare students to become effective users of information and literate life long learners. The Library curriculum serves as a framework for teaching research strategies; developing skills to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas; fostering an appreciation for literature, promoting reading for pleasure, and encouraging independent learning experiences. This framework acknowledges the gospel message and nurtures our Catholic heritage.
Students are encouraged to use the Library for all their reading needs.
We encourage all of our students to observe the rules of the Library.
Please treat others with respect, and be quiet in the Library.
Please treat property with respect, and take care of our books!
What should I read?
Here are some links to give you ideas if you are looking for your next book or if you are selecting something for your child to read.
http://www.guysread.com This is the website created by Jon Sciezka. He is passionate about helping kids fall in love with reading.
htt.p://www.readkiddoread.com This is created by James Patterson. He recognizes that reading is a way to connect kids to the world.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/bookfinder/ You will have to choose keywords to give you ideas on this site.
http://www.goodreads.com This site is for students in 6,7, and 8th grades. This is a book-focused site that encourages interaction. Users can write reviews, track books they have already read, and books they want to read, take quizzes, join book groups, and a lot more.