Library Media Center
About the Library Media Center
The Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School Media Center provides a welcoming, stimulating, information literacy environment that strives to create lifelong learners who are effective and creative users of information in classrooms and the community as well.
Educating and introducing users to a wealth of resources in diverse formats to prepare students for lifelong reading.
Reading is Essential for Lifelong Success
Elizabeth Redd Library serves all students in Grades K-5. Students come to the library on a weekly schedule. Classes last for 45 minutes. Please ask your child or your child's teacher what day they come to the library. Since the library serves all students, I try to provide a variety of activities that will provide mental stimulation as well as creative stimulation. I operate on a modified "makerspace" theory. Students are encouraged to read, to write, to draw, to create with blocks, to use the computers and especially to check out books. We will be involved in "Hour of Code" for the fourth year and several of our students have really gotten excited about coding!
Check out some coding lessons!
Meet Mrs. B
Mrs. Jacqueline Breidenbach
I am a Longwood College and a Longwood University graduate! I received my BS in Home Economics Education from Longwood College in 1977 and My MS in Library Science Education in 2005. After many years and a variety of careers I decided that perhaps it was time to use my degree in education to teach. I got my first teaching job in 1999 as a Family and Consumer Ed. teacher. I quickly realized that I would rather be in a different area and shorly after began working on my master's degree from Longwood University. I have now been a librarian for 12 years and am finishing up my 17th year as a teacher.
Since my name is somewhat difficult, I became Mrs. B. to my students at my first job and have stayed Mrs. B. Mrs. B. likes bees, bears, butterflies and BOOKS!
I am married and have 2 adult sons. I enjoy traveling, shopping, many types of crafts and I especially love reading!
I closely associate myself with Mrs. Beamster so I have chosen her picture as my image! Mrs. Beamster is The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike thaler
Mrs. B's Favorite Reads
Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling - Year Published: 1998-2007 - Fiction
I love Harry Potter. I started reading these books when my youngest son was reading them and have been a fan ever since. We have all of the books in the series, so come and check them out!
Ron's Big Missionby Rose Blue and Corinne J. Naden - Year Published: 2009 - Easy fiction
One of my favorite reads for February, the story of how Ron McNair helped to change his small town library's rules. This book is based on a true story that happened to the real life hero Ron McNair, one of the astronauts who perished on the space shuttle Challenger.
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler - Year Published: 1997 - Easy Fiction
Mrs. B. loves this book! I closely identify with the "scary" librarian. I don't like to laminate children- or do I?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo - Year Published: 2006 - Fiction
This is a story story of love and redemption. For every child who has ever loved and lost a favorite toy, there is a toy that needs to be found!
The One and Only Ivanby K. A. Applegate - Year Published: 2012 - Fiction
This Newbery winner is about a gorilla that lives in a cage in a mall. Based on a true story, you will be sad about Ivan and you will be happy in the end. Mrs. b. loved this book.