Our beautiful new K-12 library space ensures that all members of the school community have access to books. We believe that those things with covers and paper inside are as relevant as ever, and can be utilized hand-in-hand with the extraordinary technological opportunities that our school also proudly offers.
In addition to honing practical library skills and primary research methods, lower school students will participate in activities such as story times, reader’s theater, and hands-on lessons that support their classroom curriculum. Our cubs in the preschool will meet in the library monthly for stories, songs, and mini-lessons centered on basic elements of a story, library etiquette, and fostering a love of reading.
The library provides an inviting atmosphere for students to study and work individually and cooperatively. Students may research using the library’s various resources including a growing collection of novels, periodicals, and reference books, in addition to their personal school-issued laptops. Ms. Jennifer Nails is readily available for questions and research assistance. She welcomes students to utilize the library catalog, as well as speak with her about technology, media and their academic needs.
The Adelson Campus is also a member of PJ Library, a national book program implemented locally by the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. PJ Library mails FREE, high-quality Jewish children's books and music to families on a monthly basis. Families are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through the art and literature of these free children's books. All families raising Jewish children from age six months through eight years, are welcome to enroll by visiting the PJ Library website.
View the Adelson Campus Library Catalogue
Library Hours: 7:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-3:30pm on Fridays
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Library Lions Podcast
Greetings from the Adelson Library, and welcome to the premiere episode of our school’s own podcast, Hangin’ with the Library Lions. In an effort to expose our students to what 21st century libraries are offering their patrons, we recorded the podcast in our library. Students in 3rd and 4th grades began the process in November by reading the book Jalepeno Bagels by Natasha Wing. We then discussed how we each celebrate different traditions, given our individual cultural backgrounds. The 4th graders then wrote creatively about a family tradition, a favorite holiday, or a favorite food, while the third graders worked on creating sound effects for the podcast. Finally, we recorded and edited the podcast over the month of December. Our 4th graders are featured storytellers, and our 3rdgraders are featured Foley artists and co-hosts. We are thrilled to share with you our first episode which is entitled “The Twinado.” We hope that you enjoyHangin’ with the Library Lions, and wish you a happy holiday season and joyful new year.
Jennifer Nails, K-12 Librarian