• Hosack Library
    Hosack Elementary Library 
    Contact Information:
    (412) 635-5127
    Kathryn Hoel
    Cathy Scalamogna
    Library Secretary/Assistant

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    Scholastic Book Fair

    The 2017 Scholastic Book Fair has come to a very successful end! We'd like to thank all of our Hosack families for their very generous support of this year's fair. Our success would not have been possible without your generosity!

    A big thank you to our wonderful staff and parent volunteers! Your assistance during the library classes and during Family Night helped make this year's fair run very smoothly! Thank you all for donating your time and energy to help make the 2017 Scholastic Book Fair a huge success!!!

     We are thankful for our wonderful Scholastic Parent Chairperson, Mrs. Burns.  She helped to run a great book fair!


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    Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    Winter Olympic Reading
    Movie Celebration
    May 8th at school
    All Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medal winners are invited to attend a special movie! 
    2nd Grade Reading Rainbow Videos
    2017 2nd grade reading rainbow videos  
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     2nd grade reading rainbow videos! 
    3rd grade NA Celebrity GoogleSlides
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         5th grade Kid Principal Project
            5th graders Skype about world hunger, lead in water, and other causes that they have chosen.                  Leah Lizarondo, Co-founder, 412 Food Rescue  
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     Spotted by the Seuss Cam!
    2017 Seuss Cam
    is here!!!
    Read Across America Day 2017 
     Library Overview
    The HES library provides students and staff access to over 22,000 items. A variety of subscription databases, such as Culturegrams, Pebble Go-Animals/Earth/Biographies, Grolier Online, Enchanted Learning, Teaching Books, EBSCOhost, Curriculum Resource Center, ACCESS PA/Power Library and World Book Encyclopedia, are available through our computer search stations and the adjoining computer lab. These resources are also available for use at home by clicking on the Library Department link. The library catalog, Destiny, is available online at school and at home.
    Students attend weekly library/computer classes taught by the librarian. Classes in first through fifth grades receive a report card grade at the end of each semester. Additional collaborative library/information technology lessons delivered in conjunction with classroom teachers are encouraged whenever possible, because of the wide applicability of information and technology skills to all areas of study. Book exchanges, story times, the Birthday Book Club, participation in the PA Reader's Choice Award, Caldecott Award Reading Contest (Grades K-2), Newbery Challenge Reading Contest (Grades 3-5), March Book Madness Tournament, and other reading activities support the development of student literacy. The librarian is also responsible for the coordination of the elementary computer technology program, including integration, supervision of the adjoining computer lab and its maintenance, and staff in-service. Other duties include the administration and support of Accelerated Reader and other building technology initiatives.
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