Students who visit the Yolanda Elementary School library are encouraged to explore their personal interests both through reading books and guided online activities. A love of reading is promoted through reading incentive programs, such as Reading Counts and the Battle of the Books school-wide competition for students in grades 3-5. Library staff models reading fluency through whole group read alouds and helps students gain confidence in their reading skills through guided book talks in which students summarize and share the books they are currently reading.
Primary students can check out one book at a time; intermediate students (grades 3-5) can check out two books at a time through the Destiny Library system. Students are able to search for books, read reviews, exchange recommendations with other students, put books on hold, and create book lists. By checking out books, students can explore their interest areas while at the same time they learn how to be responsible library patrons.
Students can access online research materials through OSLIS, which is the state-sponsored database subscriptions of magazines and reference materials.