Ascension students in Kdg.-5 visit the library once a week. Students spend the first half of the period selecting and checking out a book. We follow a library curriculum which includes several different units such as library/research skills, book care, author studies, creative writing projects, readers' theater, folk tale and fractured fairytales, the poets' corner, primary grade animal research, and biographies.
Mrs. Flowers was chosen in 2009 as one of two Archdiocesan Heart of the School Award winners in the "Behind the Scenes" category.
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
This Award is given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.
The Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to America literature for children. The "gold and silver" winners are selected by the American Library Association. The Newbery Medal is given by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal is awarded by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It is named in honor of Randolph Caldecott, a 19th century English illustrator.