The Covenant Preparatory School library serves students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, and contains over 12,000 holdings and 16 computers. To encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading, we participate in several fun and engaging programs, including Accelerated Reading, the Birthday Book Club and two book fairs.
READING IS REWARDING
Accelerated Reading (AR) Program encourages lower school students to read by awarding points for book review tests taken from school computers. Points correspond to the difficulty of the book and number of questions answered correctly. Class credits, rewards and incentives are given to students who earn the required number of AR points.
Please Note: Parents are responsible for monitoring what children are reading to ensure age appropriateness. Parents may access their child's AR record via the Parent Access feature. To learn more, check out the AR Parent’s Guide.
Covenant maintains a subscription to Questia, an electronic database. Students may access Questia from Covenant or a personal computer using a password obtained from library staff.
GIVE THE GIFT OF READING
Celebrate your child’s birthday or half-birthday (summer birthdays) with a gift all children can enjoy. For a minimum donation of $15, your child can have a brand new book dedicated to the library with his or her name featured on a permanent bookplate. During the child’s birthday/half-birthday week, he or she is presented with a certificate, a special birthday poem, and is the first to check out the new book.
To participate, contact the librarian for the birthday book club form. After completing the form you can submit the form along with payment to your child’s teacher. Funds given over the purchase price of the book go to the library’s general book fund.
Each fall and spring, The Covenant Preparatory School Library hosts a Scholastic Book Fair. A variety of books are available for purchase by students, parents and staff. Book fair profits are used to purchase new books for the library, sponsor author visits to the school, and fund other special library events.
VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY
Volunteering at the library is fun and easy. Whether you lend your voice to read to a child, assist with organizational tasks, or participate in fundraisers, there are a variety of ways to get involved and your help is always welcome. Many of the programs Covenant children adore are only possible because of the time and talents given by our wonderful volunteers. A few of the programs we invite you to participate in are:
* Book Fair
* Story Time Guest Readers
* Shelf Organizers
* Mystery Reader
(Volunteers share how reading has influenced their life and then read a book to children.)
Tuesday 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.
Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.