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Contact Esther Cross  Esther Cross (505) 296-5655 ex: 25037 Literacy Teacher

When are books due?

Library books are due the day BEFORE your class comes to the library. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at or call 505-296-5655 ext. 25037!  You can help me shelve and mend books, work at a Book Fair, etc.  I would love to have you be part of the exciting things happening at our library!

One school,one book

This year we are reading "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" by Bruce Coville.  Each child will receive their own copy to keep forever!  The kick off assembly is on February 7, and we will start reading that weekend!  Please, follow the reading schedule with your child and answer the question with them.  This is a great way to bond every day!

Battle of the books

Welcome to the Library

Read to your cheetah cub every day!

My name is Esther Cross and I am the new librarian at Chelwood.  I am very excited to be able to show our students how to access information in a variety of ways!  Libraries are a great place to find your next favorite book, but they are so much more than that. 


This year we will:

  • Find specific books in the library.
  • Find other resources through online catalogs and databases.
  • Learn Digital Citizenship (how to be safe and ethical when using the Internet).
  • Read award winning and recommended titles in children’s literature.
  • Host 3 Scholastic Book Fairs to raise money for the library.
  • Compete in Battle of the Books.
  • Bring our community together through One School One Book.
  • Integrate National School Library Standards, the new English Language Arts curriculum, and Common Core State Standards.
  • And much more!


My goal is that every student will feel safe and welcome in the library, and that they will learn skills that can be applied in any library they have the opportunity to use, whether that be their high school, university or public library.  Each student has their own unique interests and learning styles, and I hope that each child will find resources to spark their curiosity!