The library offers an open as well as a fixed schedule. This ensures students a weekly visit that includes a library class and book selection time, and the opportunity to visit the library on an as needed basis. Students are encouraged to come in often to get a new book.
-Pre K classes: once a week for 20-25 minutes
-K-5 classes: once a week for 40-45 minutes
White River School participates in two Vermont book award programs.
The Red Clover Books is a children's choice award for students in grades K-4. The set of 10 books is circulated to all classrooms for 4-6 weeks where teachers read them and incorporate them in the curriculum as appropriate. Students all over the state vote for their favorite book. The winner, chosen by the children of Vermont, is awarded the Red Clover Award.
The DCF Award is named after Dorothy Canfield Fisher. This program is for students in grades 4-8. Students read from a list of 30 books. We purchase between 18-22 of the 30 book list, choosing those appropriate for our students. Children that choose to participate: vote for their favorite DCF book in April, come to the library for lunch and an ice cream party, and either go to the DCF ceramony or get an extraRIF book.
Link: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Master Book List 2016-2017 (pdf)