The Churchland Elementary library is an exciting place!  Churchland Elementary Library is a part of the students Encore rotation.  Students currently are cycling through "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) stations.  Students are then allowed to check-out books.  Students keep their book until the next Library rotation at which time the students may exchange their book for another book.


With an abundance of assistance from many parents and staff, the Library has been reorganized using the Dewey Decimal System which is standard for libraries.  However, books are labeled with a grade equivalent sticker which helps children to choose a good fit book.

0.1 - 0.9   Yellow
1.0 - 1.9   Orange
2.0 - 2.9   Purple
3.0 - 3.9   Tan
4.0 - 4.9   Blue
5.0 - 5.9   Red
6.0 - 6.9   Green
7.0 - 7.9   Gray
8.0 - 8.9    Black
9.0+          White

Students in grades k-6 may check-out one book at a time.

Student helpers, called Library Pages, help check-out books, return books to their correct shelves, and help keep the book shelves straight.  Pages are students in fourth and fifth grade who come to the library during dismissal to assist.  Parent volunteers also help keep the library running smoothly.  The library greatly appreciates both its volunteers and Pages.

Steam Stations

children with block tower           child with block house

The PTA sponsors three Scholastic Book Fairs that are held in the library each school year:  One in the fall, one in the spring and a BOGO before SOL testing.  These Book Fairs give parents the opportunity to purchase new books and related items for their students, friends, and family.  All proceeds from the Bookfair go to support the library.

When you are visiting Churchland Elementary, make sure you come by the library and say hello, check out our books and maybe even volunteer!


    If parents have any questions, please contact Shannon Tompkins at 686-2523