My name is Valerie Price and I am the Canyon Pointe librarian. Before coming to CPES, I was a librarian at Beneke Elementary in Spring ISD for 7 years. I have also taught 3rd and 1st grade and been a reading specialist in both Klein ISD and Cy-fair ISD. I love Tomball and am so happy to be a part of this wonderful school district and Canyon Pointe.
I attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (GO VOLS) for my BS in Elementary Education and University of Houston (Go COOGS) for my Masters in Reading. Several years ago, my husband, son and I got a temporary transfer to Brisbane, Australia. While there, I decided to build upon my Master's in Reading and get my certification to be a librarian through an online courses at the University of North Texas. A librarian in the state of Texas is required to have 2+ years of teaching, a master's degree and pass a specialized test for certification. My sister has been an elementary librarian for 20+ years and I love what she has done in the library and wanted to share my love of children's books with the students. I love reading, being a librarian and working with children. Thank you for sharing your children with me.
Be sure to follow me on my Check-out the Library s'more where I will keep you updated on all the fun in the library.
MyOn Online Books
MyOn is a great source for your online reading. It can easily be found on Clever and has many different genres (types) of books. Here is a sample of some of the books.
SPARK is here and a great way to get additional books in the hands of your child. Our partnership with Harris County Public Library allows your child to check out a books from the library that will be delivered to Canyon Pointe and to your student. Once your child has finished reading his/her HCPL books, just return them to me at CPES library and I will get them turned back into the public library.
Books must be checked out through the following link. http://tiny.cc/SPARK
Students will use the following log in format. UN:T+identification (lunch) number and PW:two digit month of birth two digit date of birth (ex 0503 would be May 3)
Once on the site search books and choose the ones you want. To check out, place the book on HOLD and it will show the pick up library as "HCPL Tomball ISD Schools". Please allow several days for the delivery to be made to CPES. Unfortunately, the librarians do not have any way to track deliveries, nor are they able to see what books have been checked out, but will get them to your student as soon as the books arrive at the school. When your child is finished, send the books back to me for return to the HCPL or drop them off yourself at Tomball Lone Star Library.
We hope this will be a great way to assist your students in reading.