The goal of the Shafer Library is to have your students reading over the summer! We have provided many resources for your family to use over the summer to encourage reading all summer long! Your student has received a bookmark with the list of suggested titles from the Elementary Librarians.
The lists are located below:
Summer Reading Newsletter
Don't forget to read from our Texas lists!
K-2 -Texas 2x2 Program:
Texas 2x2 Website
3rd-5th- Texas Bluebonnet Program:
Texas Bluebonnet Award Website
Knights of the Reading Table
This is our reading incentive program for Shafer Elementary! The objectives of this program is to develop a proficiency in using library resources, and to foster life-long reading and learning. Although the reading incentive programs are not mandatory, all students are encouraged to participate! Please see Mrs. Trykoski or Mrs. Squires with any questions!
Knights of the Reading Table 1st & 2nd Grade
1st & 2nd Grade Level Pages
Knights of the Reading Table 3rd-5th Grade
3rd-5th Grade Level Pages
Fort Bend County Libraries
Cinco Ranch Library — 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494
Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays– 7:00pm
School Age Programs: Wednesdays–2:00 & 3:00
Fulshear Library– 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, TX 77441
School Age Programs: Tuesday Afternoons at 3:00
We have over 2000 eBooks in our library collection! We are very excited to offer these to our teachers and students to use in the classroom and from home!
For all mobile devices download the FREE “Mackin Via” App to access ALL Shafer eBooks! When in the Mackin Via App—Choose Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary. The Username will be your student’s KISD student ID (you can find this on their ID card). Their password will be their KISD student password.
If clicking on a book takes you to a different website, use the following information:
Follett Website— same username and password as above.
SEBCO Website– Username: katyisdfpse Password: books
You can also visit the Mackin Via website below to access our eBooks on your computer!
Please let Mrs. Trykoski or Mrs. Squires know if you have any questions!
You can browse the Shafer Library from home! You can look to see if we have a book you are looking for in the library, or you can look at eBooks while in Destiny!
Students may check out books at any time of the instructional day. The books circulate for a two week period and, in most cases, may be renewed. Each student is given a district ID badge for which he is responsible during the school year. The badge must be presented at the circulation desk each time he checks out materials. Since our circulation is computerized, this procedure serves as a means of verifying that the materials are being checked out to the correct patron.
Our policy allows each student to check out books only. Reference materials are circulated only if they are needed for special reports or projects. The student is allowed to borrow one reference resource per evening. The book must be returned to the library by 8:20 a.m. the following day. Our complete reference collection must be available for classes to utilize during the school day. Reference materials are not circulated over holidays.
Overdue notices are sent to the homeroom teacher each week. Overdue fines are not charged; however, the student is required to pay for lost or damaged materials. The parent will be refunded if the lost book is returned in good condition.
If a student has lost a library book or damaged a book beyond repair, the student will be asked to pay the replacement value of the book. We are sometimes asked why parents can’t purchase a replacement from a bookstore where the prices are less expensive. The books bought for a KISD library are library bound quality and intended for numerous circulations. The vendors also charge a fee for the processing and cataloging of the books so that they are ready to put on the shelf upon arrival.
Only students with a clear library record are allowed to check out books.
The Shafer Library LOVES our volunteers! If you would like to volunteer in the library please see the PTA website to sign-up!
Birthday Book Club
Anyone can participate in the Shafer Birthday Book Club! Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends can celebrate a special child by donating a book to our library in the child’s honor.
The students and staff of Shafer Elementary join the celebration as your child is honored on the morning announcements!
Summer birthdays are invited to participate during any time of the year. You also may choose to celebrate your child’s half- birthday!
Shafer Birthday Book Club Flier
This will also be sent home at the beginning of the school year!