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Robeson Elementary Center Library: Library Information

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REC Library Mission

The Mission of the Robeson Elementary Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are ethical and effective users of information.  This mission is accomplished by:
1.  Providing instruction in information literacy
2.  Providing access to materials in a variety of formats
3.  Support Pennsylvania State Common Core Standards and school's curriculum
4.  Collaborating with classroom teachers to create and co-teach engaging learning explorations

5.  Promote the use of the school library by students, faculty and community

  • Our library is open and staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Students are welcome to visit the library each morning to exchange books and other materials
  • Our library operates on a fixed-schedule which translates into each classroom visiting the library three times every 12 days.

Checking Out Materials, students are allowed:

Kindergarten-1 book

1st and 2nd-2 books, 1 magazine, 1 movie

3rd and 4th-4 books, 1 magazine, 1 movie

Career Day January 12, 2018

3rd and 4th Grade Career Day January 12, 2018

Parents...During Career Day your children listened to a variety of speakers that presented about their careers.  Many of our presenters have websites or webpages that they encouraged your students to visit.  Thank you to all our presenters for a great experience.

Carl DeGrazia, Owner Emily's Pub

Laura Fritsch, Owner SON Salon

Andrew Galaska, Comupter Scientist, Blender, Blender Guru Tutorial Series

Capri Galaska, Yogi

Dave Hinkel, Realtor

Jessica Lawson, Author Website, Twitter, Facebook

And Thank You to 

Jennifer Keith, Registered Nurse

Chris Keith, Machining Specialist

Look for photos on Robeson Elementary Center Facebook page

Library Happenings

We have selected our book for this year and will have our kick-off assembly on February 2, 2018.  Our book is a new release so we must wait until it comes out in paperback in January 2018.  It is a great read and we are excited to see the students and families all participate.  Stay Tuned!

All for Books is a fund raiser that we participate in during the week before our February Book Fair. 

Click on the link above to view a short video that explains how it works.

Plans are to use funds raised to purchase books for a Houston, Texas school that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

More details in January.

The Mighty Robeson Reading Olympians


For the first time in TVSD, Robeson Elementary Center sent 15 fourth graders to the Berks County Elementary Reading Olympics to compete in book knowledge trivia.  These brave and well read students captured blue ribbons (first place category) in a stunning evening spent at Schuylkill Valley High School on Tuesday, May 16th.

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Robeson Reading Olympians back row: Isabella Massafra, Hailie Barton,

Ava Pedersen, Mikayla Riehl, Ashley Dulin, Ariona Bolich,

Sara Lehmann-Metcalfe, Erin Finn, Olivia Rimby,

Aiden Kwiatkowski.  Front row: Judah Blankenbiller, Jack Taylor,

Olivia Dennison, Bayley Sacks, Kiyarah Feliciano.


Preparations began in January 2017 when students volunteered to be part of this countywide program.  A list of 45 chapter books were divided among the students.  The goal for each student was to read the story and become an “expert” on the plot.  “I liked everything that was in preparation for the event,” says team captain, Mikayla Riehl.  “It was intense, exciting and fun...even if we didn’t answer the questions correctly.”


Jack Taylor said, “It was challenging to read all my books in time for the competition, but I was able to get them all read.”  He spent time in the library finishing up on the day of the competition.


Students went through three rounds of questioning about the books they read.  “I was a little scared at first when we had to answer all the questions, but I started to calm down after awhile,” stated Isabella Massafra.  “And it was also very exciting to get correct answers!” she added.


One of the goals of Reading Olympics is to get students to read books they normally would not choose for themselves.  “The books I read were really good and different, I probably would never have read them on my own,” stated Bayley Sacks.


When asked if she would recommend students participate, Mikayla said, “’s a great opportunity just to have fun reading, to meet other people and compete against other teams!”






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Bitsy Galaska
Robeson Elementary Center
801 White Bear Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Skype Contact: bitsy.galaska


Two of my favorite grandies!

And granddaughter of Nancy Garner was up late reading!

Some Projects from the Library

Acrostic Poems Lib Lab 1st grade

PA Trading Cards

Dr. Seuss by Lib Lab 1st grade

Mrs. Davis' Kindergarten Penguin Research

Ranger in Danger by Lib Lab 2nd Grade