Fr. Edward Wieland Memorial Library
Choosing Great Books * Reading Incentives * Research Tools * Fundraisers * Librarian Resources
Mrs. Holly Cartier and many wonderful parent and parish volunteers manage the library. Contact Mrs. Cartier at via email or 262-786-7331. If you would like to volunteer in the library, please contact the school office.
In addition to our wonderfu school library filled with over 13,000 popular and current books, the students at Holy Apostles are blessed with two e-libraries:
1. Follett Shelf - this e-library is a cooperative effort among Catholic elementary schools to share resources. Students may access this library through their ipad, android tablet device, smart phone, ipod touch, Kindle fire or computer. Each student has their own unique login name and password. Students check out these books for two weeks. On the ipad, students need to download the latest Follett Digital reader app. On other devices, the library may be accessed directly from the Follett Shelf website at https://wbb28742.follettshelf.com. If you don't remember your password or need any help at all, just contact Kristine Wildner or stop by the school library. Please take a few minutes to watch the video on the Follett website to see how the newest update. You may also refer to the quick instruction sheet.
2. Tumblebooks is Holy Apostles' latest e-library for our youngest students. Tumblebooks is a huge selection of high quality picture books that may be read in silence or listened to on the ipad or computer. You can search books by the covers, reading level, or subject. I wish this subscription would have been there for my boys when they were young - they would have loved it! There is no need to check a book out; students may read the books simultaneously. This is a subscription based service. All students have the same password. If you have forgotten the password, please contact Mrs. Wildner. It has been published in the Messenger and sent home with each individual child.
Holy Apostles School is happy to be leading the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in a shared e-book library. known as the SE Wisconsin Catholic Schools E-Book Library Consortium. If your school is interested in participating, please refer to the proposal and detailed instructions and email or call Kristine Wildner at email@example.com or (262) 786-7331. The expected annual contribution is minimal. Together, we can provide our students with exciting resources which will excite their imaginations, build reading comprehension and equip them to be leaders in the 21st century. This is the link to the (sample patron data upload (excel, CSV) file) which is needed to submit your patron data to Holy Apostles for upload to Follett Shelf.
Mission and Policies
The mission of the Fr. Edward Wieland Memorial Library is to provide Holy Apostles School students with the resources to learn about their faith and the world, support the curriculum, and develop a life-long love of reading.
4 and 5 Year Old Kindergarten – one book for one week
1st Grade – 1 book for one week until after Christmas, then 2 books for one week
2nd through 5th Grades – 2 books for one week
6th grade - 4 books for 2 weeks
7th-8th grade - 4 books for 3 weeks
Parents – 4 books for 4 weeks
Checkouts and Overdues
Renewals are permitted. A fine of 15 cents/day is assessed for all books returned 30 days or more past the due date. Report cards are not issued to students with outstanding fines or library books that are more than 2 weeks overdue. Overdue notices are sent home via email once a book is more than 2 weeks overdue. Dedicated parent volunteers look for missing books in the library before an overdue notice is sent home. Please take all notices seriously and return or renew books promptly. Thank you.
Think You've Lost Your Library Book?
Here's a link to places to look for lost books. Hint - most lost books are found in lockers, backpacks, or classrooms - really!
Use of Library
School staff may use the library at any time. The Athena computerized library search system is available to all teachers in their classrooms. The library is open to students during the school day.
Parents may borrow books for their own use by stopping by the library during school hours or by emailing Mrs. Cartier with a request. Follow this link to the lists of parent resources.
Summer Readling Lists