The St. Jude School Library contains nearly 12,000 books, magazines, and audio-visual resources to
support the school's curriculum for preschool through eighth grade. Students attend library class weekly and are
encouraged to visit the library on their own as well. The library opens thirty minutes before school begins and
remains open thirty minutes after school ends for students' convenience.
The library receives funding from the school book bill, the Scholastic Book Fair, and the
Library Birthday Club. Each student who contributes to the Birthday Club receives a book at one of the
twice-yearly Birthday Club parties. A label is placed in the book to commemorate the student's gift to
the school library. After the student reads the book, it is placed in the library for other students'
enjoyment. Please consider donating gently used books to the library - our students love new reading material.
The Accelerated Reader program is available to students in grades two through eight. Students read books
represented in AR's online collection of over 100,000 quizzes and take computer-based tests that measure reading
comprehension. Teachers assign a required number of AR points each quarter. At the end of each quarter, parents
receive a list of the tests their child has taken with the scores achieved, as well as the total number of points
their child earned for the quarter. This information is also available online through Home Connect. Students
in grades six through eight may choose to complete quarterly reading logs as an alternative to the AR program.