We love reading!!! At Christian Faith School, teachers foster a love of reading with a library of over 5,500 books, many of which are part of our Accelerated Reading program.
Christian Faith School is committed to increasing literacy and fostering in our students an appreciation for reading. Both our elementary library and secondary media centers house age-appropriate non-fiction and fiction covering classic and popular Christian literature and some non-fiction works. We have recently added over 60 new books to our elementary library which focus in diversity and enable our students to understand and appreciate the many cultures represented in our school.
To help our students develop information literacy and increase access to reference materials, teachers and families are encouraged to utilize the following websites:
- The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
- The Science, Technology, and Business Division of the Library of Congress
- The National Atlas of the United States Maps of America are where you will find many maps which make learning geography fun.
- Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation.
- Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life.
- Maps that supplement interesting articles.
- Maps that tell their own stories.
- Maps that cover all of the United States or just one area of interest.
- Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations.
- Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources.
- Maps that help our students understand the United States and its place in the world.
- Encyclopedia Britannica– the encyclopedia we know as the authority on a variety of subjects, Also-- Britannica for Kids.
- King County Library System– If students have a library card (free, easy application), they have access to databases that house all kind of helpful and useful reference materials.
An Accelerated Reader link to Renaissance Home Connect is where parents can sign in to see their student’s progress on a dashboard. For your students log in info please email Our Librarian, Pam Nelson.
What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that CFS uses to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide students to books that are on kids' individual reading levels. Students take short quizzes after reading a book to check if they've understood it. Each student starting in First Grade will have a yearly reading goal that is set by the teacher. As students read books and take quizzes they are able to earn points for each one. When they meet their goal, they will get to have various rewards throughout the year.
Junior High & High School Media Center/Library/ Student Lounge