Fairwood Library News
The library hours
Fairwood Library is open 5 days a week during the school hours. Nearly 5,000 books are available for students to read during the morning recess and the lunch breaks. Books can be borrowed and returned daily. The students can come and find books of their interests daily.
Fairwood web-based catalog
To check the Fairwood library for a book, click on the below link and enter the school: Fairwood School:
A variety of library programs
The Library arranges various programs to encourage reading. We start with the Harvest Reading Contest at the beginning of the school year to promote reading at home. Students set up their goals and reach these targets by reading books. We hope through these contests the students can form a habit of reading. When the holiday season comes, we have a school wide activity called Book Exchange. Students trade their used books to others in the library, so everyone can have books to read during the holiday break. In February, the "Be My Reading Pal" reading contest runs on campus around Valentine's Day. Students chose books from the library, find their reading pals, and read out loud to each other. The valentine pencils and bookmarks are the rewards when students participate in the contest. Before the school closes, we invite the librarians from the Sunnyvale Public Library to have a school wide presentation regarding the summer reading programs held in the public library. When the summer reading program is promoted, the librarians also will introduce others library programs to the students. Therefore, the students can have books available and keep reading during the summer.
The diversity of storytelling
The storytelling is a part of the program for the students during their regular library visiting hours. Based on the different needs and holidays, various stories are chosen carefully. The books recommended by the teachers are the first choice to read to the students. Besides the curriculum consideration, books about pumpkins and turkeys are picked in the fall. In the winter, the snowman and holiday books are welcomed by everyone. Because of many different ethnicities groups in our school, the staff works together to organize different presentations for the students. In Diwali, parents and teachers bring Indian clothes, pictures, and have a special presentation about India. For Chinese New year, Chinese folktales and books about China are read. After introducing India and China to the students, we read books about the Philippines and Mexico. When Cinco de Mayo approaches, we teach the students to make paper flowers during the lunch break. We hope through the storytelling and presentations, the students will have a chance to know different cultures and countries at the school.