Library Services Overview

  • A school library, or media center, is a library within a school where students have access to a variety of resources. The goal of school libraries and media centers is to ensure that all members of a school community have equitable access to books and reading, to information, and to information technology. School libraries are distinct from public libraries because they serve as learner-oriented laboratories that support, extend and individualize a school's curriculum. A school library often serves as the center and coordinating agency for learning materials.



A Reading Odyssey: Kenny and the Dragon

  • Cover of Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi 2017

    Last fall, Odyssey shared "The World According to Humphrey," by Betty G Birney, with the school community. Reading together with all grade levels and family members brought the community together with an experience staff, students and families will never forget. As Humphrey would say, it was fun, fun, fun!

    Now into 2017, what better way to continue growing as a community than to enjoy another book together. Please join the rest of the  Odyssey Comet community in reading "Kenny and the Dragon," by Tony DiTerlizzi.

    Each child received their own copy of the book Feb. 3. During an all school assembly, students watched a video greeting the author made especially for the school. 

    Each week, audio or video files will be available to help you follow along at home.
    Chapter  Narrator File
    Before I Forget... Pam Holloman, instructional coach
    Chapter 1  Barbara Colby, third grade teacher 
    Chapter 2 Andrea Aragon, assistant principal 
    Chapter 3 Andrea Aragon, assistant principal
    Chapter 4  Judy Suarez, first grade teacher
    Chapter 5  Pam Holloman, instructional coach 
    Chapter 6  Amy Roberts, third grade teacher 
    Chapter 7  Ingrid Daniel, SOAR instructor 
    Chapter 8  Andrea Aragon, assistant principal 
    Chapter 9  Dave Pratt, safety and security specialist 
    Chapter 10  Meghann Lords, English instructor VRHS  Watch the YouTube video
    Chapter 11  Mike Pickering, POWER Zone leader 
    Chapter 12 Peter Hilts, chief education officer
    Chapter 13 George Cullins, English instructor VRHS  Watch the YouTube video 
    Chapter 14 Kristine Kelleher, first grade teacher