Welcome to the Red Hill Library, where our motto is, “When you read, you reach for the stars”. Our library collection has over 11,000 books; from the most current children’s fiction to classic and new picture books, and a complete array of interesting and informative non-fiction titles. We have something for everyone.
All students have a scheduled time to visit the library each week, where they will be listening to stories, learning library skills and internet safety, and checking out books. Each student in grades 2-5 is allowed to check out 2-3 books for the week, while 1st graders may check out 1 and TK/Kindergarten students check out books for classroom use and do not take books home. Our goal is to make lifelong readers by encouraging students to choose books that are fun, interesting and that facilitate growth in reading skills.
Red Hill's library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The library is closed on Wednesdays.
Recommended Book List Websites:
Scholastic.com’s Book Wizard supports the Fountas and Pinnell leveled reading program. (Fountas & Pinnell reading levels are a system of reading levels developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to support their guided reading method)
Orange County Public Library - the best thing since sliced bread!
Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Site
Guysread.com - getting our guys to do just that, read.
Reading Across America / NEA
Reading Is Fundamental
ABCMouse.com/Reading (for young readers)
Common Sense Media – resource for choosing a book (or movie, video game, TV show or music) that is right for your family.
The Horn Book - book reviews
A Whale of a Tale – independent bookstore in Irvine with an incredible selection; providing weekly story times and special author and illustrator visits. Stop by if you get a chance.
Educational/Reference Sites for Kids
These sites can be helpful tools for research projects and additional learning.
Remember to always supervise children, as there are advertisements on some sites.
Time for Kids
How Stuff Works
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (a great math website)
Birthday Book Club
Celebrate your child's special day by joining the Birthday Book Club at Red Hill this year. During the Birthday Book Club celebration, your student will choose a new book to donate to our school library. A special nameplate will be placed inside the book acknowledging the donation, and your child will be the first to have the opportunity to check out the book from the library. Afterward, all books will be placed on a special shelf so other students may enjoy them for years to come. A picture of your student will be posted prominently on the Birthday Book Club board in the library for all to see. Your donation will add the best and newest children's literature to our library.
Parent volunteers are welcome into the library during their student's library time or any time. There is always something that needs to be done. Volunteers can help with a multitude of tasks, shelving, covering or repairs (training is available); as they say, "so many books, so little time." Please sign up to volunteer with your child’s teacher at Back to School Night, or anytime during the school year.