Click on the link above to see our online library catalog for the school or you can copy and paste the following link into your browser this address. http://126.96.36.199/lexweb/017
When you click a title you will see more information about the book. We have over 3,750 books for the children to check out, 265 reference books, and 330 books for teachers. In addition we have CD's, DVD's, and large Big Books.
One of the fun things to do is to type in your name to see the books that you have given and how they were given along with books given in honor or memory of members of your family. It is truly a trip down memory lane!
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CROWN REED MEMORIAL PROGRAM
In Memory of
Beth and Bill Reed
Beth and Bill Reed were members of First Baptist Church for many years. Beth was originally from Luling, Texas, and Bill from Mayfield, Kentucky. Bill was a highly-decorated Marine in WWII and used the GI Bill to go to college. God called him into the ministry and he and Beth met while they were working on their Master’s degrees at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. They were married November 1, 1952.
Their daughter, Carol, was born in 1954 and their son, David, was born in 1957. When Carol and David were 6 and 4, respectively, Bill joined the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain. They lived and served at Chanute AFB, Illinois; Tachikawa AFB, Japan; Bergstrom AFB, Texas; Andrews AFB, Washington, D.C.; RAF High Wycombe and RAF Alconbury, England; Ellington AFB and Lackland AFB, Texas. Bill also did solo tours in Thailand and Vietnam.
Bill died in 1982 and Beth died in 2002. Their daughter began sponsoring the Crown program in 2002 in their honor because Beth and Bill loved the Lord, children and education. Each year, books and tests are purchased and added to the collection. The Crown program focuses on children’s books that exemplify Christian character and values.
The Crown Party
Children who read and pass at least five Crown books are eligible to attend the Crown Party in early May.
In the center in the rear of the picture is Carol Marquis, who is the donor of the books and materials for the Crown Program. To the left of her is Elizabeth Kolb who brings all the goodies and serves them to a jubilant group of children following a time of voting for the Crown book they liked best.
Over half of our children participated in our Book Swap last year. About 80 books were spread out for the children to take their pick. This year children will bring their gently used books in March and will receive one Book Buck for paper-backs and two Book Bucks for hardbacks. These they will use to purchase books that others bring in. That will happen on Wednesday of that week..
The library at Seguin Christian Academy serves the children and staff of the school, grades K-6. Over 4,000 titles of books and audio-visuals are available. Children in grades K-6 receive special library skills instruction each week. They may come to the library to check out books any time it is open. Children use the Reading Counts Program in which they read books, take tests over those books, and are rewarded. Reading Counts books have a silver strip on the spine along with a number showing the number of points the student receives when he or she passes the test.
The library emphasizes the Crown Program, where children (3rd thru 6th grade) are encouraged to read newly acquired books labeled with a crown with a 16 typed on that label. These books are especially chosen for the values they represent. For more information consult the program's website at www.childrenscrownaward.org. See the article at the left for information about how this program is funded. On April 21st those who read and pass at least five of those books are eligible to attend the Crown Party.
Students have the opportunity to complete a reading contract in the library each quarter. The second through sixth must read and pass a computer test over a book by the author of the quarter for that grade. 3rd-6th must also pass a Crown book and a book that does not have a computer test. They also pass additional computer tests over books on their level in the library.
Every week volunteers read to and teach children from K-6. Here Mrs. Raye is teaching first graders the Table of Contents. In addition she reads to them from our library. The children also have time during the week to come to the library to check out books. We are very fortunate to have volunteers who are retired school teachers teaching library skills.