The PDS Library/Media Center staff strives to promote a life-long love of reading through a variety of programs and activities. We collaborate with the instructional staff to incorporate information skills into all areas of the curriculum. This includes supporting the staff and students in reaching curriculum goals and promoting a life-long love of literature using print materials as well as a variety of media.
Library Hours (Summer):
July 3 Tuesday 1-4 p.m. July 10 Tuesday 1-4 p.m. July 17 Tuesday 1-4 p.m. July 24 Tuesday 1-4 p.m. July 31 Tuesday 1-4 p.m.
The John Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Follow this link and then click on the Study tab to search the PDS library's Accelerated Reader holdings.
AR Point Clubs
Working to become a lifelong reader and thinker is definitely “cool” at PDS! Research has proven that the more a child reads, the better reader he becomes. The Accelerated Reader program at PDS is used to encourage our boys to read for pleasure. A complete list of AR books can be found on the PDS Library Links web page. At the end of each quarter Point club prizes will be awarded. Please encourage your son to read, read, read!
The PDS Birthday Book Club has served for more than twenty years as a way to honor your son on his birthday. It has strengthened our library tremendously. Thousands of books have been added to the library because of this wonderful program.
Boys enrolled in the club are given the opportunity to be the first to check out the new books chosen in their names. Shown in the front of the book is a special plate with the boy’s name and birthday.
If you would like to place a book in the library in honor of or in memory of someone, it can be handled on this form, as well. This is a great way to remember teachers at Christmas or at the end of the year.
We request a minimum donation of $15.00 that should be paid in advance. Please fill out the form to the right and return it to the PDS Library with a check made payable to the PDS Birthday Book Club. Since this is a contribution, your gift is tax-deductible.