About The Librarian/Media Specialist

NAME: Mrs. Carol Zakaras

SCHOOL: St. Joseph School, Homewood

CLASS: Library PS-8

SCHOOL PHONE: (708) 798-0467

About The Librarian/Media Specialist

I have been teaching at St.Joseph for over 25 years and truly enjoy sharing 
my love of books with children of all ages.  I received my BS degree from 
Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.  Catch the spirit...READ!!!

Objectives of the Library

It is the primary goal of the library to provide materials that will meet the 
needs of the students at St. Joseph School (i.e. educational, informational, 
spiritual, cultural and recreational).

One objective is to encourage students to read for enjoyment.  The library is 
accessible to the students in a welcoming atmosphere and opportunities are 
provided for silent reading as well as storytelling.

Another objective is to develop research skills using reference materials in 
an instructional atmosphere or in classroom related projects.

One last objective is to help students develop goal-setting skills.  Students
set personal Accelerated Reader goals for each trimester based on their
reading level, minimum time spent reading and achievement of 85% or higher in
comprehension.  Results are printed in TOPS reports after each AR test and
trimester reports are sent to the parents.