About the Library

Library Staff

Mrs. Vess came to Manzanita Elementary from Shaw Butte Elementary
 in WESD where she had the pleasure of working as a ParaPro with their Read Intervention program.  Prior to coming to WESD in 2010, she was worked as a Library/Media Specialist Assistant with another school district in Arizona. 

Her love of books and reading brought Mrs. Vess to the library, hoping to share her love of books and to also inspire other children to enjoy visiting a library, reading & exploring wonderful new worlds found between the covers of a book.
Contact: carlena.vess@wesdschools.org

“The more that you
read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  Dr. Seuss

Library Hours

Library Hours
Regular: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Early Release Days: 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Our Library's Purpose

The purpose of a school library is to support our students' education as lifelong learners and readers by putting resources in the hands of students, encouraging students to read, teaching students the skills necessary to evaluate information, and encouraging student responsibility.

Guidelines and Expectations

Book checkout guidelines:
Headstart - Kindergarteners will first need to show that they have learned how to take good care of books, before they can check out books.

First Grade - Kindergarten classes visit the library each week for a 40 minute library class.  Kindergarteners checkout "one" book each library class, unless they have an overdue book.  

Second Grade visit the library each week for a 40 minute library class and are allowed to check out 2 books per week.  Second grade classes spend a lot of time in the second half of the year learning how to use the online library catalog (called Destiny) to find books.

Third - Sixth Grade visit the library each week for a 40 minute class.  Part of this time is spent learning about Destiny and online databases. They are allowed 2 books.