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Providence Elementary Library  

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Find a Good Book Here!

To search the library catalog, click on the book stack below:

Or search by keyword, author, title, or subject below: 

I wish we had this book in our library....

Do you wish we had a book here at our Providence ES library? Click on the link below and fill out the form for Mrs. Bristow to see what you want to read and how she can help get what YOU want to read!

Read No Matter Where You Are!

Whether you are at home or at school, you have access to eBooks!  Just log in to your to access your dashboard.  From there click on the MackinVia icon to access all of our eBooks.  


Interactive books


Welcome Providence Bears!

Welcome Students, Parents, and Staff!  

Below you will find information about the library.  Please use the tabs at the top  to navigate to other useful pages.  

Library Hours:

Generally, I am here from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day. Open checkout is 9:05 to 9:25 every day.

Library Checkout Policy:

Kindergarten= 1 book

1st grade= 1 book

2nd grade= 2 books

3rd-5th grade = 2 books and a magazine

Checkout Schedule:

All grade levels are scheduled to come to the library once a week for 45 minutes as part of the school resource schedule.I teach a lesson, have storytime or help with research and then the students check out books. Students in our AR grades (grades 2-5) may always get a book in their reading zone and a book of their choice. Magazines are checked out to students in grades 3-5. Students should bring their books to the library weekly. If they are not finished with them, they can be renewed.

Late Book Policy:

Students will NOT be able to check out a new book until all late books are returned, or the replacement fee is paid for a book that is lost. A letter will be sent home with the student letting his/her parent know of any lost library books.  

Every day is library day at Providence! 

Students are allowed to come to the library any time it is okay with their teacher to return and get new books.  They are also welcome to visit the library to take AR quizzes or use the computers with teacher permission.


Library Volunteers Needed!  

If you are interested in helping check in/check out books, shelve books, and help with other tasks, please click the picture below to sign up online.  Thank you!  




Library News

Here's What's Happening in the Providence Library! 


Our first Book Fair of the year will be held October 23-November 2. Volunteers are needed!  Click the picture above to sign up for a day/time.  Thank you in advance!    




How To Choose A Book

We don't judge by the cover alone.

We read the summary on the book.

We read the first paragraph in the book.

We find a favorite genre or book type.

We read a book series.

We choose a book by a well-known author.

We use the five-finger test.

We talk to our librarian about some books we've enjoyed and ask for more suggestions.

We ask our friends and teachers for suggestions.


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Librarian-Karen Bristow
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Providence Elementary School
11001 West Providence Road
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 674-1345
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The mission of the Chesterfield County Public School libraries is to empower students and staff through the direction and guidance of certified school librarians to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users/creators of information in support of student achievement in a global environment.

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