Welcome to the East Chester Elementary School Library! My name is Melinda Carroll, and I am your school's librarian. I taught elementary school in various grades for many years before becoming the librarian. I am the librarian at East Chester, as well as Jacks Creek Elementary. I am honored to serve in this role. My library assistant is Melodie Martin. Her presence allows daily checkout of books, even when classes are taking place in the library or if I am at Jacks Creek.
Our mission is to make lifelong readers of your children. We are here to help our students in locating appropriate reading materials for leisure reading and for classroom assignments. We use Accelerated Reader standards for color-coding the library according to reading skill levels. Our students take the STAR assessments several times a year in the computer lab, and we use this information to assist students in reading on their appropriate levels.
Each class comes to the library weekly for 30-minute periods.
Our OPAC (online public access catalog) is maintained by Follett Destiny software. You and your child can use this to look up books available in our library. This website is:
Parents can view AR tests taken by their children by logging on to:
The child's user name and password for AR are required for viewing their test scores.
The library provides each child from grades 1 through 3 with a reading folder. This folder is used for checking books out and taking AR tests. AR user names and passwords are found in the front cover of the folder.
If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me.
Melinda Carroll, Librarian