Westside Community School District

Elementary Libraries

Our Mission

The Mission of the Westside Community Schools Libraries is to be an integral part of the student learning process, to promote lifelong learning in a global society, to foster the skills necessary to become proficient and discerning consumers of information and to encourage reading for pleasure.

Our Philosophy

In Westside Community Schools, the library is a vital and integral hub of the school, regardless of its physical location, and as a result, reflects the philosophy and goals of the school and the district. The librarian serves as an instructional partner with the classroom teacher to teach students to be "critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information" (AASL, 2009).