Resources by Topic

For Ancient Civilizations, Missions, Animals, and more...Locate resources for your classroom projects HERE.

Library Spotlight - McManus Word Warriors

Thanks to Mom's Restaurant

We'd like to recognize Mom's efforts to support literacy in our Chico schools.  Mom's provides Reading Rewards Bookmarks (available in your school library) which provides students with a FREE Kid's Meal at Mom's after reading five books.  At the end of their meal, students receive a beautiful certificate and a pencil to further celebrate reading.  Each month one redeemed Reading Reward student is honored with an additional reward and photo op from Mom's. 

Mom's also hosts monthly fundraisers for Chico schools and hosts additional events to honor literacy, education, and teachers.  We are truly grateful for all Mom's does to support our schools and encourage our young readers!  

Welcome to CUSD Elementary Libraries!

Our Mission

Our goal is to support the reading and research needs of our students in support of CUSD's curricular goals.  Visit our Resources by Topic, learn more about district elementary library services, and more.   Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent - there's something here for everyone!

Library Resources

Search for books in any of our library collections!
You can also search by AR range
under Reading Programs.

Accelerated Reader
and STAR Assessments

Student and Parent portal
for Accelerated Reader

Grolier Online
CUSD subscribes to four quality encyclopedias through Grolier Online.  You can use Grolier Online at school AND home!   See your school library clerk or email the district librarian for login information.

For questions or feedback on the CUSD Elementary Libraries website, please contact Michelle Kelley, K-6 Teacher Librarian.

Tips for Teachers

New Trimester AR Setup

Don’t forget that you need to create new Marking Period Goals for each new trimester in AR.  

 To do this:

-Go to Accelerated Reader -> Record Books and Goals -> Reading Practice Goals.

-Click on Select Marking Periods at the top.

-Press Select next to the new Marking Period and Save.

-Assign the minutes of Daily Reading and then click Update All Students.

-IMPORTANT!  Next, you’ll want to select the GE Test Date (STAR Reading score) that you think best for each studentIt may not necessarily be the most recent test!  Use the drop-down arrow to see all STAR results for the student. Remember the GE score you select will determine their ZPD and their points goal, so it’s very important.  If you think the most recent test is too high/low for that student, select another STAR test score that will give them more realistic goals.

-Be sure to Save.