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At ARS, the Library provides students with a quiet place to read and reflect. Students visit the library for 40 minutes each week. Every grade will be read aloud to, reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary and helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about. The books will be a mix of grade appropriate classics and more modern, diverse stories. At the beginning of library class each week, one student will have the job of giving their class a short recap of the story from the previous week, thus keeping everyone up to date and engaged. All Students will then have the opportunity to choose one or two books to check out and enjoy! Older students will be encouraged to write book reviews for their peers, these reviews will then be displayed in the library. The library will have a “Genre of the Month” to inspire students to explore a genre that they may not necessarily gravitate towards. In the end, the main goal of the ARS library is to foster a life-long love of reading in every student.