Helen B. Stafford Elementary
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Ann Welton, Librarian
Kandi Canton, Library Assistant
Stephen and Torry Hemmert, Community Liaisons


Welcome to the Stafford Library!  It is our intent to provide students with the best of both traditional literature exposure and state of the art technology instruction.  Our hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.  Students and parents are welcome at any time.  Please stop in!

Bienvenidos a la biblioteca de la escuela Stafford!  Eperamos proveer a nuestros estudiantes la mejor de la literatura tradicional y tambien instruccion en los medios de comunicacion.  La biblioteca esta abierta del 8:45 de la manana hasta el 3:30 de la tarde.  Esperamos que nos visitaran!
We have exciting news!  The District has gave our libraries generous budgets to purchase new books last year.  The books are in, and students are enjoying them on a daily basis.  Come in and see us--we'd love to show you both our new titles and our emerging new section for graphic novels!


Accelerated Reader
    We are no longer an Accelerated Reader school.  The district used to fund over half the cost--but that ceased at the end of last year.  Given the cost, and the switch to the reading workshop model, which we feel gives deeper and richer feedback to students about their reading progress, we decided to discontinue Accelerated Reader. 

Library News
    Did you know that parents can check out books from our library?  All you need to do is come in, give me the last seven digits of your ten digit phone number, and I can set you up.  We have a large selection of books that kids love (and some of the higher level books make good reading for adults, too).  We also have Spanish language books in a new location behind the check out desk.  Just ask.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool story times are on Mondays from 9:45-10:05 a.m. and 1:30-1:50 p.m. Children who are ages 3 and 4 and are not enrolled in preschool are welcome to join our Title preschool students.  Please be advised that during the story time, parents must stay with their children.  All preschoolers can check out books. We can get you set up to check out, and the little ones can choose books from our preschool section.  We can even give you a handout with tips on reading with your preschooler.

Online Stafford Library Catalog:  http://tpslib.tacoma.k12.wa.us
Find it on the Links page!