HELLO! WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY.
The WES library is a student-centered, literature rich learning environment that encourages each student to discover their place in our school and community. Lessons incorporate individual and group projects that require students to read, analyze, and expand their vocabulary. Students participate in as many hands-on learning experiences as possible to make the classroom a place where active learning happens.
ABOUT THE LIBRARIAN
My name is Kathy Hodge and this is my second full year of teaching! I am looking forward to learning great things along with the students of WES. Although I am still new to public education, I have 20 years of pre-school teaching experience behind me.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband and two teen-aged children, reading, and playing my clarinet in the Strafford Wind Symphony which hopefully I will be able to return to once it is safe to do so.
To begin this school year students will not be checking books out of the library. We will explore other options for reading and work closely with the Wells Public Library to ensure students have access to great literature and opportunities to read.
There are no overdue book fees, but fees may be accessed for lost or damaged books. This is handled on a case by case basis. If a book is damaged please return it to the library and we will do our best to repair it. Please do not attempt to repair books at home. We have all the necessary materials for repair in the library.
APPROACH TO LITERACY
So much of what a person can accomplish in life depends on their ability to read. Instilling a love of reading and literature takes more than simply reading great books with excitement and passion. It requires helping each child find a purpose for reading and what kinds of literature speak to them. There will be challenges and obstacles to doing this amidst a pandemic, but there will also be many exciting opportunities to discover how the library is more than just a place to find books!
"When you teach what you love and share what you know, you open eyes, minds, hearts and souls to unexplored worlds."