The Lower School library is the first stage of education. It brings the love for reading to life! Students are encouraged to read for fun and realize the pleasure of reading a good book. Students are able to check out books each week and are to make selections from easy books, chapter books, and other non-fiction materials. Students are taught how to find these books by title, author and subject. Library class time includes “read aloud” opportunities where discussion center around more complex story designs, such as plot, character, and theme are introduced.
- ‘Conversation in Reading’ program provides encouragement for our students to have conversations on what they have read with fellow students, teachers, school staff, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults. Our students read for pleasure and to obtain knowledge. Students are encouraged to share their stories and knowledge they have acquired with others.
- The South Carolina book awards are to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the South Carolina authors of the books. The students vote on their favorite South Carolina book.
- The Plaid About Reading program is a fun way to get kids to keep the pages turning and give the students to experience the fun factor that’s the heart of the RBC Heritage.
- Battle of the Books is a program for students 4th-5th grade. The purpose of B.O.B. is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.
- The Lower School Library has many special events throughout the year: Read and Feed, Reading under the Stars, Storybook Character Read and Feed, Bears Beware, and Fancy Nancy Comes to Life.