About the Library
The Kendall Elementary Library Media Center is to be a library and learning commons that supports the campus in the development of future-ready citizens by encouraging innovation, collaboration, curiosity, critical inquiring, and transliteracy. Students have access to a variety of materials including books, e-books, and digital resources. The library is also a great place to curl up and read a book! The library serves all students, Pre-K through fifth grade.
Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may check out one book at a time. Students in 2nd through 5th grade may check out two books at a time. Although students visit the library each week, students may keep their books for up to two weeks. After two weeks, students must either return their book(s) or renew them for an additional two weeks. We do not charge overdue fines, however, we do charge for lost and damaged books. Lost or damaged book fees equal the cost of replacement for the book.
As we are working to renew our collection, we need your help to ensure that our books remain in excellent condition.
Please encourage your child to take care of their library materials by reading them with clean hands, keeping them away from food and drinks, keeping them away from pets and very small children, and by using a bookmark to mark their place. Water bottles often leak and should not be placed inside of the backpack next to a library book. Younger students may benefit from using a large Ziploc to help protect the book from spills in the backpack.
The library loves having volunteers to make it a successful learning environment for all students. The library would love assistance with book circulation, book shelving, crafting/making, or book fair. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact the librarian at Samantha.Andrzejewski@boerneisd.net
Library Mission Statement
The Kendall Elementary Library Program empowers students and staff to be effective and ethical users of ideas and information, lifelong readers, and versatile future-ready learners.
In order to accomplish our mission, the Kendall Elementary Library will:
foster a learning environment that encourages investigation, allows for independent thinking, and develops effective study habits for all ages and abilities.
provide materials that support the curriculum, student interests, and staff including our dual language population.
promote the students’ enjoyment of and commitment to reading.
expose students to materials that reflect the rich diversity of our world.
promote awareness and use of resources available in the library, both print and electronic.
The Kendall Elementary Library Media Center believes:
- all students deserve a safe and cooperative learning environment.
- all students are able to show growth and learn.
- all students should be encouraged to reach their full