Librarian holding books in front of shelf
  • Welcome from Ms. Hogg, our School Librarian 

    I earned my undergraduate degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of Virginia before pursuing my graduate degree in Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary. Along my journey to become a school librarian, I taught first, second and third grade in Virginia, California and North Carolina. I received my Masters from UNCG in Library and Information Studies in 2021. This is my fourth year as a Washington Wildcat and excited to build our Wildcat Readers at Washington Montessori Elementary!

  • Library FAQ

    How often do students visit the library?

    There is open circulation Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:00 to 8:30. We have the morning show in the media center every morning and it begins at 7:45. Along with open checkout, each class comes once a week at their designated special time to check out books during Media class.

    How many books can be checked out at a time?

    Kindergarten- 1 Book

    First Grade- 1 Book, following Winter Break 2 Books

    Second Grade- 2 Books

    Third-Fifth Grade- 2 Books, following Winter Break 3 Books

    When are books returned to the library?

    Students may keep borrowed library books for two weeks. After that time, all books are considered overdue by our computer system. Students may return books to the library at their regular library class time or throughout the day. 

  • Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes each day at home, to supplement and strengthen the reading they’re doing in the classroom. They can read any materials that interest them, including our free district ebooks, as long as they’re reading! 


    • Reading is a powerful way to build vocabulary and increase overall literacy
    • Building a love of reading will support other academic areas and better prepare children for increased workloads in college
    • Community members can support GCS students by participating in community reader days, becoming a reading buddy and/or donating books or funds to purchase books 


     “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison