Schafer LRC

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    LRC Specialist:  Ms. Jennifer Bay

    Be A Volunteer!

    • Are you a  parent, grandparent or community member who is able to volunteer in the LRC for 30 minutes or more each week?
    • As a volunteer you would help check out books and assist students in the computer lab.
    • No experience or special skills are required.

    Thank you to all our volunteers who work to help the LRC run smoothly and efficiently.

    For additional information, please call Ms. Walker or Mrs. Bay at 630-516-6502, or email Ms. Walker or Ms. Bay at:

    OUR GOAL is to

    • provide materials to promote the love of reading.

    • support the curriculum and Illinois State Learning Standards.

    • provide resources for students and teachers in order to

      • complete assignments,

      • explore ideas, and

      • find a wide variety of recreational reading on many levels and topics.

    • have our students become

      • lovers of reading,

      • independent library users,

      • informed users of information, and

      • life-long learners.

    • work closely with the classroom teachers to accommodate the needs of the students in a positive environment.


    • Schafer School's Learning Resource Center is a library and two computer labs. LRC materials  include books, magazines, reference materials, computers and computer software.
    • Each week the students have an opportunity to check out new books if the previous week's book has been returned to the LRC.   We have increased our nonfiction, fiction, and reference materials. The LRC continues to grow and expand.        


    • Our LRC has two computer labs. All students have regularly scheduled times to work in a computer lab each week.  Kindergarten through firth grade students come to the library once a week. 
    • LRC computer software programs are aligned with the curriculum and  meet the needs, abilities, and interests of students at each grade level. This allows students to learn technological skills and  reinforces concepts being taught in the classrooms. Students use teacher approved Internet sites to research subjects.
    • Kindergarten, first and second grade students work on a variety of  programs,  including "Wiggleworks."  This is an inspiring reading program that provides a variety of activities designed to build reading skills.  Students can listen to a story, record a story, complete word building skills on the magnetic board, and develop writing skills.  The students seem to really enjoy this program. 
    • Third through fifth grade studentswork on a  variety of programs including Inspiration, Timeliner, Graph Club, Kid Pix,  Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • At each grade level, students are taught the basic technology skills that should be mastered at that grade. These technology competencies have been established by the District 45 Technology Committee. In District 45, technology is used as a tool to  enrich the teaching and learning in all curricular areas. 

    Feel free to stop in and visit.  We are always open to suggestions!