Somerset Library

                       Welcome!! smiley

 The library hours are 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.


Students can come to the library to print out homework from 7:30a.m.-7:45a.m.

Students can check out books and return books before school from 7:30a.m.-7:45a.m.

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Library Rules:

1. Students are responsible for the book(s) that they check out.

       -If the book is lost or damaged then it will have to be paid for.

2. Listen and follow directions first time they are given.

3. Walk at all times in the library.

4. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

5. Use quiet voices while in the library.



Other Information:

Students in grades K-1st grade are allowed to check out 1 book per week. They will return it the following week.

Students in grades 2nd-8th are allowed to check out 2 books per week.

Students are encouraged to take the time to find the right book(s) and read it!!! There is nothing like getting lost in a really good book. Books allow for students imaginations to grow and stretch. They allow students to dream bigger.


Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.

- Harry S. Truman


A.R. Competition:

Each month a class from each grade(1st-5th) will read and then take Accelerated Reading tests on the books that they read. If the pass the test with a score of 80% or more then they receive a point for their class. The winning classes will recieve a yummy treat!!!


What is A.R.?

 A.R. stands for Accelerated Reading and is used at Somerset to enhance the reading program. Students can choose A.R. books from the school library as well as from the public library or purchase them as well. After a child reads their book they can go to the computer and take a short test over the book. The questions can be as low as 5 or as high as 20 depending on the level of the book. The test is scored by the computer and child sees what their score is immediately.  is a helpful site that I use to look up to find out if a book is an ar book or not.

 Good Books to Munch On:            


39 Uses for a Friend - by Harriet Ziefert

A Bargain for Frances - by Russell Hoban

A Big Bed for Jed - by Laurie Friedman

Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner: Story and Pictures

A Turkey for Thanksgiving - by Eve Bunting

Albert's Halloween - by Leslie Tryon

All the Colors of the Earth - by Shiela Hamanaka

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Don't Eat the Teacher!  by Nick Ward

Apple Batter - by Deborah Turney Zagwyn

Apples, Apples, Apples - by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Baseball Saved Us - by Ken Mochizuki

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Best Friends - by Steven Kellogg

Corduroy - by Don Freeman

Fall Leaves Fall - by Zoe Hall

Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey - by Joy Cowley

Harvest - by Kris Waldherr


Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban

The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan

Summer Reading is Killing Me by Jon Scieszka

Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Conquerors by David McKee

Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman

Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda & Richard Hall

Sideways Stories from Wayside School,Louis Sacher

Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Frindle by Andrew Clements


Middle School   

Math Curse by John Scieszka
The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant

The Stars Will Still Shine by Cynthia Rylant

Minifred Goes to School by Mordicai Gerstein.



No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

- Confucius


Family Ideas:  


                                                                        "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

                                                                                                                                                                       - Emilie Buchwald


1. Do you have a public library card? If not go get one!!! You will have access to many resources and other free activities.
2. Create a calendar with different activities that will be going on during the month.
3. Read something together(newspaper, comics, advertisements, magazines). Share with your child why you like to read and then read aloud to them. You lead by example. IF they see you reading they are more likely to read as well.




Other Useful Websites:











A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

- Anonymous



Volunteer Opportunities:
I need help creating a A.R. book list for the school. I need parents to input information into an excel spread sheet with the book titles, author, and book level and point information. Please email me at if you are interested.