My name is Viviane Kraus and as a teacher/librarian at the
Franklin Fine Arts Center I have the pleasure to work with
each and every student in the school. My main goals are:
to teach each student library skills, to stimulate a love
of reading, to discuss books, various literature, and current
events and to improve every student’s reading ability.
primary classes (K–3) visit the library each week
for a forty-minute period. This year one group in each of
those grade levels will visit the library for five consecutive
weeks and then will switch to technology for the other five
weeks. I will take the opportunity to read stories that enhance
what the students are learning in their classrooms or to
stimulate their interest in various types of literature.
The students begin checking out books in the 1st grade.
intermediate and upper grades (4–8) also visit
the library each week for a forty-minute period. We will
conduct research for assignments/projects that correlate
with their curriculum using the library and the CPS Databases
We have a nurturing library at Franklin. Students
may read fiction, nonfiction books, or magazines; browse for
books to check out and/or work on the computers to research
assignments. A teacher always monitors their access to the
Internet. The primary students have the additional choice of
using puppets as their reading buddies.