Did you know? The catalog of our school library’s collection is online and can be accessed from anywhere. On the home page of the catalog, you will also find a number of useful links to resources for parents and their Commodore Sloat students, including links to a couple of great databases. CLICK HERE

About the Library

The Commodore Sloat Library is a central component of the school, both physically and academically. Situated in the middle of the school campus, the library is easily accessible from all classrooms and serves as a hub of activity throughout the school day as well as in the afternoon for enrichment classes. Mrs. Boyd, Sloat’s Teacher Librarian, is at school Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-3:30.

During weekly visits to the library, classes participate in grade-appropriate library lessons with Mrs. Boyd, followed by book check out. Younger grades enjoy weekly read alouds that foster the joy of reading and expose students to a variety of genres. As children get older, they become increasingly competent searchers of information in the library and beyond, using a variety of print and online resources. When a class is working on a special project or research, Mrs. Boyd makes available resources to support that project.

About Digital Citizenship

The Sloat Library has 35 Chromebook laptop computers and 8 desktop computers that are used frequently by students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for a variety of purposes:

  • Developing search skills in authentic contexts
  • Practicing keyboard skills
  • Researching topics related to classroom curriculum
  • Evaluating websites to determine if information is reliable
  • Learning and practicing proper and safe online behavior
  • Participating in Hour of Code and learning how to write basic code

Mrs. Boyd  is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. She facilitates lessons throughout the year with all grades that promote safe and appropriate use of online resources.

Online Library Catalog

The catalog of Sloat Library’s collection is online and can be accessed from anywhere. By performing a search on the “catalog” tab, you can find out what the Sloat Library has by title, author, or subject matter:
http://follett.sfusd.edu

Resources

Databases and Subscription Websites

Reading Resources

Library Volunteers Welcome!

Mrs. Boyd welcomes parent volunteers during weekly class visits to help with book check-in, shelving, assisting students with online searches, and helping with check-out as needed. If you’re interested in volunteering in the library, please send an email to Mrs. Boyd at boydj1@sfusd.edu