The NEW AND IMPROVED SFA LIBRARY ....COMING SOON!!
THANKS to the many workers who have made the NEW Library so amazing! Click here for pictures of the work in progress!
Be sure to stop by and visit the new site!
The SFA Library media center supports and enhances the school’s curriculum with a collection of materials and media that meets the needs of the students and faculty. In addition, the library has fifteen computers that students and faculty can utilize for research; take Accelerated Reader quizzes; or search our Online Public Access Catalog.
Our current collection includes more than 13,000 books, audiotapes, CD-ROMS, periodicals, and videos/DVDs. Students and faculty can access the collection from any computer in the school. For additional research needs, computer access is available to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), a reference guide that provides access to full texts and abstracts from magazines and periodicals. We also have the latest online edition of The World Book Encyclopedia on the desktop of every computer.
Accelerated Reader is an individualized computer reading management program that encourages reading, increases reading comprehension and tracks progress. Students read books at their own reading level and are then tested on their comprehension of the books by taking the computer quizzes. Students may quiz in the library or their classrooms. The SFA Library has the online version of AR, providing students the opportunity to take a quiz on books that are available to them including most purchased books. Individual teachers of reading or literature determine what role Accelerated Reader testing plays in their classrooms. The SFA Library supports the AR program by awarding end of the school year Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals for a set amount of points in grades 2-6.
Follow this link to AR Book Finder to search for Accelerated Reading material using the title, author, and/or reading level of a book: http://www.arbookfind.com
Follow this link to Renaissance Home Connect to look up the books that students have quizzed on and track the points they have earned : https://hosted19.renlearn.com/86036/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
Students in Kindergarten to fifth grade are allowed to keep their book for seven days. Students in grades sixth through eighth grade are allowed to keep their book for a longer period of time. No overdue fees are charged. However, for books that are lost or damaged, the charge is the price of a replacement book. Report cards are withheld for students failing to take responsibility for lost or damaged books at the end of the year.
Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a Web site and view the student’s reading and math practice and progress towards goals. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading and math practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their student’s math and reading progress. (click here Renaissance Home ConnectTM)