The CSB Library, given in memory of William Sprott Boyd and Gordon S. Rentschler, supports the curriculum and teaching process, provides a wide variety of books to encourage a lifetime love and appreciation of literature, teaches information literacy in preparation for the challenges of living in an information-rich society, and serves as a resource for the CSB community.
The librarian assists students, faculty, administrators and parents by providing resources, collaborating in curriculum development, and assisting in the implementation of good teaching practices.
Library services includes:
- Collaborating with teachers to develop curriculum
- Providing print resources which support classroom teaching
- Giving book talks using various genres of literature, areas of interest and reading levels, or to meet specific needs
- Developing the multicultural objectives of the curriculum by sharing books that reflect various culture, history and literary traditions
- Exposing students to award-winning books, including winners of the California Young Reader Medal Award, and the Caldecott, Newbury and Coretta Scott King Awards
- Embracing social-emotional learning through library lessons and age-appropriate literature
- Enhancing the love of literature through literacy-rich programming
- Teaching research strategies to students and teachers