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Throughout the year the W.O library will feature:

  • The work of different authors from EASY READER (k-3 grade) and FICTION (3-5 grade) 
  • Genres and how to find them (Mystery, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction) (2-5 grade)
  • The California Young Reader Medal Nominations and vote on their favorite (All grades)
  • Nonfiction sections and themes that relate to what they are studying in the classroom (1st- 5th)
  • Biographies and where to find them? (4th and 5th)
  • Poetry, what types and where to find them (3rd grade)
  • Fairy tale, Fables and Folktales and what are their differences (1st-2nd grade)
  • Lessons related to parts of a book (k-2 grades), how to find a just right book (k-3 grades) and how to use the library. (3-5 grades)

Entertaining Library Links to try out at home

Check-outs and library visits

  • All classes visit 1 time a week 
  • 30 minutes for Kinder- 3rd 
  • 45 minutes for 4-5 graders
  • Kinder and 1st grade can check out 1 book a week
  • 2nd-5th can check out up to 2 books a week
  • Books can be renewed 2 times
  • There are no late fees in elementary school but the student will not be allowed to check out a new book until the previous book(s) is returned.
  • If a book is damaged or lost the student and parents are responsible for the paying for the book.
  • All books and fees related to lost books are due the last week of school 

New Library Webpage!

Check out our new Washington Open Library Page.  You will need a Santa Clara Unified School District email (such as your student Google account login) to access this page.

Coming soon:  A new link to search Washington Open's library.

Young Reader Medal