Welcome to the Stinson Library page! The mission of the Stinson Library is to create a safe, nurturing environment for students to grow as readers and thinkers through engaging and effective school library practices. Take a look at the helpful links and information on this page to find out more information tabs about the library and how to promote reading with your students.
Hours of Operation
Mrs. Morrison is in the library daily from 7:15 until 3:45. Students come to the library every week or every other week with their classes at a scheduled time. Additionally, they may come to the library for checkouts at the following times:
- 7:25-7:40 (before school starts)
- During class and recess times (with teacher permission)
- Parents who wish to visit the library during the school day or after school should make an appointment with Mrs. Morrison.
- Kindergarten - one book
- 1st Grade - two books
- 2nd Grade - two books
- 3rd Grade - three books
- 4th Grade - three books
- 5th Grade - three books
I encourage students to check out a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books each week. I show them how to search for books in our online catalog, how to place holds for books, and how to locate books on the shelves. To access our online catalog, type 139.catalog.pisd.edu into any browser.
Your child will check out and enjoy many great books from our library this year, but they will do and experience so much more as well! Each library class enjoys a targeted library lesson each week. Some of the lesson topics this year will include learning the basics of digital citizenship and information literacy, using online databases for research, learning about authors and illustrators, identifying features of non-fiction books, honing reading and comprehension skills, practicing computer coding, and much more.
Also, the Stinson Library features MakerSpace lessons, which is an opportunity for students to explore STEAM activities (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and encourages your students to ask questions, create, and collaborate through the use of fun, curricular-related activities.
Texas Bluebonnet and 2x2 Books3rd-5th grade students have been challenged to read 10 of this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Books. There are 20 books on the list, but students have free choice to read any 10 from the list. These books can be checked out from Stinson, any public library, or online book services. Once read, students will turn in a Bluebonnet Buck (located in the Stinson library) to Mrs. Morrison. When students have turned in 10 Bluebonnet Bucks, they will be invited to a special Bluebonnet Celebration in March/April (TBD). All Bluebonnet Bucks are due by March 8th before students leave for Spring Break. For a list of the 2023-2024 Texas Bluebonnet Books and to learn more about this program, check out this link. It should be noted that this challenge is completely optional for students. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Morrison at email@example.com.Bluebonnet titles (for 3rd-6th grades)
http://www.txla.org/tba-nomineesKinder-2nd grade students are encouraged to read books from the Texas 2x2 list, especially if they have felt "stuck" reading the same book over and over. Books are displayed for student choice, but are not required for students to check out.
2X2 titles (for ages two years old through 2nd grade)
4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to help me in the library during the following times:
- 7:20-7:35 (before school starts)
- Mondays during recess
- Tuesdays after school (parent permission required)
Students who wish to be a library helper need to see Mrs. Morrison for information on how to sign up.
We love our LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS! Any parent, grandparent, or community member is welcome to be a library volunteer, and no prior library experience is needed. Volunteer duties include checking out books to students, checking in and shelving books, and assisting with other tasks as needed. You can sign up for volunteer slots on Voly. Your faithful help each week makes all the difference for our students!
The PTA hosts the Scholastic Book Fair twice in the library. Here are the upcoming book fair dates for the 2023-24 school year:
Fall Book Fair: 10/30/23 - 11/3/23
Spring Book Fair: 4/1/24 - 4/5/24
Scholastic has the books your kids LOVE to read! Details will be forthcoming about each fair (special events, volunteer opportunities, etc.).