Welcome to the St. Peter Library
Did you know there are approximately 10,000 books on our shelves and nearly all have accelerated reader tests? Our collection includes, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, reference, and short stories. Books are added to the library from our two annual book fairs and requests from students. We are excited to announce our new library program, "Follett Destiny". You are now able to search our catalog from home and put a hold on books! See the link below and begin your journey through our library collection.
St. Peter offers an Advanced Reader program, also known as AR. Based on the Star Test reading level, students are able to find books on the AR list, take the test, and receive points on the test grade. Tests consist of 5-20 questions. These AR points can accumulate throughout the year. Students in grades 5th - 8th grade will have an AR point goal for each tri-mester. At the end of the school year PTL sponsors an AR rewards program. Depending on the total number of points, students can pick out small toys and/or gift cards. Readers that have gone above and beyond reading that school year can earn a Lunch with the administration off site! Points to qualify for AR lunch is the following: 1st-2nd is 75 points, 3rd-5th is 100 points, and 6th-8th is 150 points. We also have one day each week during the summer where students can take AR tests. This summer program has been well received and encouragement for students to read through the summer!
Due to the generousity of the Fall Book fair, our library has been able to add many books to our collection. Click here Book Purchased at Fall Book Fair 2021 to view list of new books!
Meet the Librarian, Mrs. Barrett
Karen Barrett has been working with elementary students for more than 30 years. She recently retired, after teaching 4th grade downstate Illinois. When she isn't working at St. Peter's library, you can find her working with families in the youth services department of the Barrington Public Library, taking walks, or spending time with her family. Of course, she's a reader and loves finding the perfect book to engage students. She's looking forward to getting to know all her new students and colleagues at St. Peter's, sharing book recommendations with one another, and establishing a community culture in the library.