St. Stephen the Martyr School Library prepares your child for success!

Teacher Librarian – Mrs. Helton



 St. Stephen the Martyr School Library Catalog

Use this link to look for books in our library online.

 World Book Online is a great resource.  This contains 14 databases.  Students of all ages may research, find maps, read stories, complete trivia quizzes, and play games.  The user ID and password have been distributed in library class.  Extras are available. Click on the link below.

 Grolier Online Encyclopedia  This site is an online encyclopedia with six databases that will help students find information. Students will need their login and password to gain access from home.  This information is located in Sycamore.

2017-2018 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominees

Students must read 4 out of the 10 books in their age category by the April 15 to be eligible to vote for their favorite. Primary books will be read aloud during library class.  4th through 8th graders are encouraged to read the chapter books and novels on their own.  They are asked to write a reflection on each book they read and give it to Mrs. Helton in the library.

 The amount of books each grade level may check out varies: 

PreK/High 5 - 1 book

Kindergarten - 1 book

1st Grade - 2 books

2nd Grade - 2 books

3rd Grade - 3 books

4th Grade - 3 books

5th Grade - 3 books

6th Grade - 3 books

7th Grade - 3 books

8th Grade - 3 books

If students are working on a special project for school, they may ask Mrs. Helton for permission to check out more books as needed.

October 2017 Scholastic Book Fair Report

Thanks to everyone for supporting the October book fair with your purchases!  Special thanks to Stacia Kennedy for her extra time and effort in organizing and operating the book fair.  Thank you to all the volunteers including some teachers who helped with the book fair!  We sold 1,547 books which is estimated to be about 278,497 minutes of reading!  Way to go!


Total Sales:                                                                        $7736.03

          Scholastic Dollars Profit:                                        $2211.28

          Cash Profit:                                                               $1200.00

          All For Books                                                                $39.92

(All For Books was the Pencil Pull activity which purchased books for the library and Scholastic matches this amount to donate books to two non-profit organizations, Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, to help children get books.)

Winners of the Golden Ticket Book Fair Raffle Drawing during Parent/Teacher Conferences are:

Jordy Wright, Alli Synowicki, and Sofia Sheikh

They each received a $10 gift certificate to be used at the Scholastic Book Fair in February 2018 in the school library. Congratulations!

Thanks again! 

Mrs. Helton,

Library Information

The mission of the St. Stephen the Martyr School Library is to promote life-long reading and learning both for pleasure and for information.  The library seeks to ensure that our students acquire the necessary information literacy skills they will need to lead successful lives in the 21st century.

The library is open during regular school hours.  All of the classes have a scheduled check out time each week.

One of our school rules is: We will be responsible for our actions.  Here are some ways to apply responsibility in the library. 

Most books are checked out for a 2 week period.  Students will not be able to check out new books if their materials are overdue.

Please help your child find a special place at home where their book will be safe.  (Please don’t send library books back to school in a book bag with a full water bottle.)  If the book is damaged or lost, it is our policy to charge the replacement value of the item.  PLEASE, do not try to repair any damage to a book.

Book care guidelines:

Use with clean hands.
Hold carefully, keep dry.
Know where it is.
Keep away from pets and small children.
Remember book due date.
Keep it in a safe place such as a backpack!

32 iPads with educational apps are available for student use in the library.

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