Renaissance Library

The library at Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound School provides students with a large collection of reading materials as well as 21st century learning tools. 

Library Announcements

Welcome to a new year in the Renaissance Library…

 

How exciting to have another school year underway! I am looking forward to seeing your child in the library. I have lots of appealing ways to engage your student in reading--string stories, digital story telling and the book fair to name a few. To keep the library running smoothly, please review these guidelines with your child:

 

Kindergartners may check out one book for a one week period.

 

Grades 1-6 may check out two books for a two week period.

 

Once a book falls into an overdue status or becomes lost, that student may not check out any books until (s)he returns the book or pays for the lost item.

 

Every Sunday morning you and your child will receive an email notification of any overdue books.  Students can log into their account anytime to see what materials are currently checked out, on hold or recommended. See the Online Access section on the right of this page for details.

 

Please support your child by providing a safe place for their school library books, away from public library books, younger siblings and pets that like to chew books :) Please also set up a routine of having your child put their library books in their backpacks the night before their library day so they can check out new materials.

 

Please call or email with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your support!

 

Martha Torres

303-387-8007

mjtorres@dcsdk12.org

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Online Access

Looking for some great books to read? Check this out! Here is some information on how to check out Electronic books from Renaissance anytime from home or at school. You can go online to see your Renaissance library account and place titles on hold. Click the button below, then login in the upper righthand corner.

Your username is: last name, first initial, middle initial (all together and lowercase)

Password: Dcsd and your lunch number

Meet Ms. Martha

Ms. Martha Torres,
Librarian

Hello Renaissance community.  I am very glad to be moving into our library position. I love reading!  My childhood was spent living around the globe as I traveled with my military father.  Reading helped through transitions, growth, and often helped build bridges of understanding.  Books would help in learning about the local culture, teach about things, allow me to escape into another place and or time,  and sometimes books needed to be read simply because the illustrations were pretty.  Libraries have always been a safe space. Reading opens doors, not only to creativity and knowledge; but also to self-confidence and global awareness.

 

Currently our library is a place of warmth, creativity, and learning.  A nurturing, reading haven that I believe every student in our building enjoys.  That is something that I believe should not change.  I would like to encourage it to also be a place to help students develop their global understanding and knowledge.

 

A good part of my job will be to support the teaching staff in accomplishing their goals. But my largest responsibility as librarian is to help students find a love of reading. And I am very excited for the opportunity!

 
Did you know?

The Renaissance library contains

 

7,200

 

books. It has grown from 3,000

when it opened in 2006.

Attendance Line:

303-387-8002

Main Number:

303-387-8000

Fax: 303-387-8001

Find us: 

3960 Trail Boss Lane

Castle Rock, Colorado

80104

 

School Hours:

8:40 am - 4:00 pm

Wed 1:00 pm; early dismissal

Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice: The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, martial status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District's Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Compliant procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public.