Lower School Library

Located within the Annie Richardson Bass Lower School, the LS Library supports the reading and curricular interests of the division with over 14,000 volumes. Students attend the library weekly to hear stories that inspire literature appreciation and for instruction in library skills. Research projects are taught throughout the year in conjunction with the classroom teacher.

Summer Reading

A summer reading assignment is part of the educational program for all students at FWCD. Faculty who serve on the summer reading committees have attempted to choose books that create pleasurable reading experiences and build enthusiasm for reading. We have selected books with literary merit but have avoided titles that must be studied in class to be understood. We hope many parents will take the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their children over the summer. For more information about FWCD’s summer reading program, visit http://fwcd.libguides.com/summerreading.

Circulation Policy

  • K students: One book until Winter Break, after which they may check out two
  • First Grade: Two books
  • Second Grade: Two books
  • Third Grade: Three books
  • Fourth Grade: Four books

Library Class Rotation

A DAY
Anderson, C 9:35-10:10
Anderson, L 10:25-11:10
Massey 1:35-2:20
Goldman 2:25-3:10

B DAY
Takacs 9:05-9:45
Sammons 1:35-2:20
Heinzelmann 2:25-3:10

C DAY
Reyes 1:30-2:00   





D DAY
Richardson 9:35-10:10
McCullough 10:25-11:10
Gee 12:40-1:25
Brown 1:30-2:00
Schordine  2:15-3:00

E Day
Smith 9:35-10:10
Roush 10:30-11:00
Alexander 1:30-2:00
Davis 2:20-3:05

F DAY
Fuller 9:35-10:10
Malone 10:30-11:10
Davenport 1:30-2:00
Hannah 2:15-3:00
 

Good Fit Books

The library encourages students to choose “Good Fit” books. This term was coined by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser in their book, Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades (2006). Using the analogy of wearing clothing and shoes that are neither too big nor too small, students learn to try on books for size before checking them out.

Reading Programs

The library participates in several reading programs designed to build excitement about reading.

Birthday Book Club:
FWCD’s Birthday Book Club is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday or another child’s birthday by donating a book to the library.

The child chooses from a preselected group of new books. A bookplate dedicating it to the birthday child is placed inside the book and the honored student is the first person to check it out! Information is sent home in the fall and in the spring giving additional details.

Bluebonnet Breakfast: Fourth-grade students who read 10 of the current year’s Texas Bluebonnet nominated books and verify with Mrs. Wolford are invited to attend a special Bluebonnet Breakfast in February.

Book and Lunch: Book discussions on selected books are offered during lunch to students in grades 3 and 4.

Volunteers

There are many opportunities for volunteers in the Lower School Library, from helping with the weekly classes and shelving books to working a shift at the annual Book Fair.   Please sign up through the PFA in August, or contact the library anytime during the year for more information.

Lost Book Policy

All borrowers are responsible for the safe and timely return of library materials. An item is considered lost 60 days after the due date. A minimum fine of $25 for hardback books and $15 for paperback books will be charged if the item is not returned.

Library Hours

School Year Hours:
Lower School Library
7:45 am-2:00 pm daily

Moncrief Library
7:30 am-6:00 pm daily*

*During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close 1 hour after the last division is dismissed.

Contact Us

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  • Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian/LS Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
  • Mrs. Melissa Hickman 

    Library Assistant
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3717
    Texas Christian University - BA
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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