Welcome to Witter Ranch Library online!
When school is open and learning is happening in person, library hours are 8:00am – 2:15pm. All students with a library permission slip for the current year may check out books. Every class is assigned a weekly time to visit. Students may also visit after school to exchange books during the week. Pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade may check out one book at a time, and 3rd grade through 5th grade may check out two books at a time.
To find out what books we have available, search the Witter Ranch Library catalog below.
Witter Ranch’s librarian now hosts a virtual storytime on Sunday mornings from 11:00am. Storytimes typically last 30 minutes. Look for her posts on Class Dojo or in our weekly newsletter for a Zoom link. If you’re not able to attend, recordings will usually appear on the library blog within a day or two of the storytime.
The Witter Ranch Library appreciates our PTA‘s biannual book fair – one in the fall, and one in the spring. This allows the library to expand and update its collection. Our fall Scholastic book fair took place online this November. Thank you to all those who purchased one or more books. Stay posted for our spring book fair!
Research and Online Resources
The state of California provides three free digital resources to students in grades K-12. They are:
- Encyclopedia Britannica is an online encyclopedia and contains valuable information for research or curious minds.
- Teachingbooks.net includes information for both educators and readers. Students might be interested in award winning books, or creating their own booklist.
- Proquest is an online database with helpful articles for student research and learning. They provide a number of resources. Culturegrams contains articles and media to help students in grades K-12 explore the world. SIRS Discoverer helps students find reliable information on research and exploration-worthy topics. Ebook Central includes books for all ages, mostly for research, but also includes books like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Afternoon of the Elves, and Anne of Green Gables.
This information can also be found on the district website’s digital resource page.