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About Your Librarian:

My name is Katie Derrick.  This will be my ninth year as a full-time librarian in Wilson County and my eighth as an elementary librarian. 

I received my Bachelors degree from UCONN in Environmental Science.  After working in this field for about two years, I decided to go back to school and study education. I earned my Master of Education from Vanderbilt in 2000 and taught high school science for 7 years before deciding to stay home after having children.  The year before I had my first child, I went back to school and earned my Master of Information Science degree from University of TN-Knoxville.

My husband, Brian, and I married in 2003.  We welcomed our son, Cooper, in September 2007, and daughter, Lily, in May 2009.  We have lived in Mount Juliet, TN since 2006. 

As a school librarian, I am looking forward to a wonderful year getting to know students, helping with research, picking out books, and learning from everyone in the school community.


Library Objectives:

  • To develop students into digitally literate, lifelong learners
  • To offer materials that students and faculty can use to research a wide variety of topics correlating with state standards for curriculum
  • To provide patrons a variety of genres for required and recreational reading 
  • To provide assistance to students and faculty in using technology
  • To provide a welcoming space for students and faculty

Library Policies:

In order to keep the books accessible to all students, yet help them read appropriate material, the following policies apply at Lakeview Elementary School library:

  1. Students in K and 1st may check out 1 book per class, after they have been taught how to take care of the books.  Students in 2nd grade may check out 2 books per class, and 3rd-5th grade may check out up to 3 books each time they visit the library.
  2. The loan period is 1 week (one related arts rotation).
  3. Students will be encouraged to return books in a timely fashion, but no fines will be calculated for overdue books. Students will not, however, be able to check out new books until all previously checked out books are returned.
  4. Students are responsible for paying for lost or severely damaged books. Molded books will be considered severely damaged and must be paid for.
  5. A student may renew a book 1 time, if there is not a wait-list for that book. If there is a wait-list, they must return the book but can be added to the bottom of the wait-list.
  6. First grade students may start to check out 2 books per week after Fall Break and after consulting with their teachers to see if they believe their students would benefit.

Reading Rooms

Click on the authors below to visit their Reading Room.  Then, click a book to have a story read to you!

Roald Dahl Reading Room                              Kevin Henkes' Mouse Library

Jan Brett Reading Room                                  Dogman Reading Room

Patricia Polacco Reading Room                     No David Reading Room

Pout-Pout Fish Reading Room                       Olivia Reading Room

Fly Guy Reading Room                                    Pete the Cat Reading Room

Junie B Jones Reading Room  (2 slides)         Berenstain Bears Reading Room

Pigeon Reading Room                                     Elephant & Piggy Reading Room

Dr Seuss Reading Room                                  If You Give a Mouse...Reading Room

Magic School Bus Reading Room                  Bad Guys / Pig the Pug Reading Room

Coding Activity                                               

Poetry Choice Board