The Wylie Independent School District Library Media Program empowers students to be achievement learners, life-long readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.
Vision and Goals
We are committed to supporting curriculum in all academic areas, being leaders in reading promotion, and integrating instructional technology, research, and digital citizenship across Wylie campuses.Studies prove that a robust school library program increases student achievement. Your Wylie ISD Libraries are committed to helping every child read and grow!*
School Libraries Impact Learning
Wylie ISD Libraries have over 200,000 books! Search for print books at your children's library or on our online catalog. We promote a love of reading and literature by ensuring all students are able to freely choose age-appropriate materials of interest in their campus library.
We also subscribe to multiple research databases for students of all ages. Your child can find accurate, authoritative, and fun articles for reading and research.
Our digital library book access is available through SORA, where K-6th graders access our Juvenile Digital Collection, 7-8th graders access Juvenile and Young Adult titles, and high schoolers access all digital content.
Every library's goal is to provide students with free choice reading material, technology opportunities, digital resources, and research skills.
Secondary Libraries and Bush Elementary Library
At the 5th through 12th grade campuses, as well as at Bush Elementary, libraries are staffed with a certified, degreed Library Media Specialist. These Librarians are teachers who have obtained a Masters degree in education, literacy, technology, and librarianship. Librarians serve as active partners in the teaching and learning process by collaborating with educators to develop meaningful learning experiences through the integration of curriculum content and TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Various book clubs, reading challenges, STEM/STEAM Makerspace projects, and book fairs are available at all ages.
At the elementary level, students have opportunities for story time read alouds, book check out, STEM/STEAM projects or reading challenges. Each campus has their own unique personality, but each library promotes reading and literacy as the foundation for academic growth. Keep abreast of book clubs, book fairs, and volunteer opportunities by seeking out your campus Library/Media Services webpage.
*American Library Association. Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students. Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, ALA, March 2013, www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_infographic.pdf.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are library books selected?
What about other books my student reads at school?
What is the Literature Review Committee?
How can I find what books are available at my student’s school library?
There’s a book available in my student’s school library that I think is inappropriate. How do I request the book be removed?
Rhia JohnsonSecondary Library Coordinator
Katie BucknerElementary Library Coordinator
Wylie ISD Librarians are members of professional organizations, attend and contribute to the professional development of teachers and librarians, and diligently pursue improving their craft. Your Librarians strive to meet the standards for school libraries as outlined by the...