Welcome to the Kent Library!
A student who reads 20 minutes per day
will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year and is more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests
A student who reads 5 minutes per day
will be exposed to 282,000 words per year and is more likely to score in the 50th percentile on standardized tests
A student who reads 1 minute per day
will be exposed to 8,000 words per year and is more likely to score in the 10th percentile on standardized tests
My name is Paige Hodge and I am the librarian at Kent Elementary School. I am so excited to be working with cardinal families and staff.
I am a reading fanatic and especially enjoy mystery and adventure books. Sharing my love of reading and working with students to find books they love is my top priority.
PreK and Kindergarten check out 1 book every week.
1st grade checks out 2 books every week.
2nd -5th grade check out up to 4 books every 2 weeks.
E-books are also available through Mackinvia.
Would you like to earn a medal by completing reading challenges?
Complete a reading challenge each month. Medals will be given at the end of the year, according to how many challenges you complete.
Children who don’t read over the summer can lose up to 3 months of reading progress. Reading daily can help your child maintain or even improve their reading skills.
This summer we’d love to see all students participate in the 1,000 Minutes of Summer Reading Program. This can be achieved by reading just 20 minutes a day. Each time your child reads 20 minutes, have them color in a portion of the reading log starting with the 1st day on the bottom of the log (see back). Any reading counts: silent reading, reading aloud, or even listening to reading. Once each section is colored they have reached 1,000 minutes. Students who return their completed reading log at the beginning of next school year will get to participate in a Bubble Party and earn a “Reading is Fun” bracelet and their own mini bubbles!
The public library is also offering some fun prizes through their Summer Reading Program. Information about their program is available on their website:
World Cup Readers is an optional reading challenge. Complete the monthly challenge and turn your work into Mrs. Hodge by the end of each month. A record will be kept of the challenges completed throughout the year. Medals will be awarded at the end of the year, depending on how many challenges you complete.
Gold Medal Reader
Silver Medal Reader
Bronze Medal Reader
Challenges will be posted each month on parent square and will also be explained during morning announcements.
Please be sure all challenges submitted have your full name and grade level.