program at Browne Academy is designed to instill a joy of reading in students
and to develop skilled and independent researchers.
Students have the ability
to become lifelong readers and successful users of information. Through
grade-level curriculums, students are exposed to various forms of literature
and resource materials.
also has an online library catalog that can be accessed anywhere students can
connect to the internet. Students are able to virtually browse the shelves to
view book jackets, read summaries and find further information about desired
books. Visit Browne Academy’s online library at balibrary.follettdestiny.com.
library curriculum introduces students to the library media center and
encourages their appreciation for literature in a fun and hands-on manner.
Students learn proper library terminology and procedures for checking out
books, as well as engage in lessons through activities that extend stories,
such as songs, games, poems and fingerplays. A variety of stories are read to
the students based on the theme for the month.
School curriculum is designed to encourage appreciation for literature, expand
knowledge of resource materials and improve study skills. The library program
introduces topics such as fiction/nonfiction, Caldecott and Newbery Awards, the
anatomy of a book and the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Students are
exposed to various forms of literature, including fables, folktales and
fairytales, and are given opportunities to share personal writing styles by
creating their own folktales and fairytales. The activities and lessons of the
library are intended to extend the classroom curriculum and support the
students are encouraged to make use of the library’s resources. Fourth grade
and Middle School students also have access to MyQuest, an online social
network strictly limited to Browne Academy, in which students can share
information about books they have read, books they are currently reading and
books they would like to read. Users have the ability to comment and review books that are in the
library, as well as create virtual book clubs with their fellow classmates.