Mr. Michael Wong      
    email: wongm@tesd.net              phone: 610-240-1608 
    The goal of the library program is two-fold: to promote reading and to develop information literacy skills.
    The library at Valley Forge Elementary School contains approximately 14,000 items. These items are available for borrowing by students, teachers and staff.
    All students are scheduled for library with their core classes. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to visit the library whenever they have time to receive additional help choosing a book or finding an answer to a research question. 
    This year, Ms. Lucy (Hillside Elementary's media specialist) will be teaching afternoon classes on Day 6.  
    Search VFE's Catalog of over 14, 000 materials.     
    -research resource with easy navigation and easy to read articles.  It is available for free to VFES students. 
    Get the user name and password from your teacher or librarian.
    -access to encyclopedia, atlas and dictionary.  Free for students.
    Get the user name and password from your teacher or librarian. 
    -a safe, effective tool for younger students to search for online information
    -add-on to the Follett Destiny automated catalog used in TE
    -targeted search engine that provides access to websites that have been reviewed for appropriateness
    -assigned comprehension ratings by grade level.  
    -subscription access to educational videos
    -A Chester County Library card is free to residents and teachers.  Apply here.

    Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards

    -VFES is participating in the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program (PYRCA).  Fifteen books have been nominated by the PSLA's Media Selection and Review Committee for K-3 readers, and 15 nominated for 3-6.  Our library has all of the nominees in the collection, and students are encouraged to read or listen to each book before we vote in the spring.  Additional copies of many of the titles are available through the public library. 

      -The purpose of the PYRCA is to promote reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth, to encourage teacher/librarian collaborations and involvement in YA and children's literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.