The mission of the Forgan School Library is to make sure students have access to information and resources, and to help them learn how to think, plan, question, search, organize, analyze, create, respond, and share.
At all grade levels, the school librarian helps students grow as individuals by fostering a love of reading and learning, and teaches students the critical thinking, technology and literacy skills to ask good questions and investigate the answers. The librarian offers equitable access to resources and technology; and helps students make sense of the information they find so they can develop new understandings.
The librarian helps students develop information skills so that after graduation they can enter the workforce or go to college armed with the skills of learning and inquiry that they will need to be successful. These skills are built continuously from preschool to 12th grade through library instruction, and are aligned to the Oklahoma Learning Standards. The librarian collaborates in designing curricula, developing learning experiences, and providing technical infrastructure for all classrooms, including differentiated instruction, special programs, gifted students, and students with special needs.
English teacher LuAnn O’Hair and librarian Feliza Carter show off their swag from author Simone Elkeles. It was a fun-filled author visit!