Taylor Library




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June 3 2020 – Taylor Summer Reading List 

Summer Book List K-2 2020 

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family-Muhammad

 A Piglet Named Mercy– DiCamillo

Hair Love– Harrison

Carmela Full of Wishes– de la Pena

Hats of To Mr. Pockles! – Lloyd-Jones

 Carl and the Meaning of Life– Freeman

The Girl Who Named Pluto– McGinty

Camp Tiger-Rocco

Just in Case You Want to Fly– Fogliano

We are Grateful- Sorell

The Remember Balloons– Olveros

Max and the Midknights– Pierce

Truman- Reidy

The Very Impatient Catepillar -Burach

River– Cooper

 Magic on the Map: Let’s Move– Sheinmel and Turetsky 

Ways to Make Sunshine -Watson

 Best of Iggy– Barrows

Bug Boys– Knetzger

Chick and Brain Smell My Foot– Bell

King and Kalya and the Case of the Unhappy Neighbor– Butler


 Summer Book List  3-5 2020   (Age Suggestions Only)

We’re not From Here –Rodkey (3rd up)

A List of Things That Will Not Change -Stead (4th up)

Song for a Whale -Kelly (4th up)

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Gemeinhart (4th up)

Mañanaland– Ryan (4th up)

Sweeping Up the Heart– Henkes (3rd up)

When You Trap a Tiger– Keller (3rd up)

Chirp– Messner (5th appropriate)

The One and Only Bob– Applegate (3rd up)

When Stars are Scattered– Jamieson and Mohamed (5th appropriate)

Amal Unbound– Dyer (5th appropriate)

The Bridge Home– Venkatraman (5th appropriate)

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks– Reynolds (5th up)

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe– Hernandez (4th up)

New Kid– Craft (3rd up) 

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine– Pla (3rd up)

Twinchantment- Allen (3rd up)

Snaity and Talluah – Brooks (3rd up)

To Night Owl from Dogfish– Sloan and Wolitzer ( 5th up)

Tight– Maldonado (5th up)


April 16 2020

New Link to Taylor eLibrary


April 13 2020

4500 Ebooks put in to MackinVIA today – Check them Out!!

  *****New ***** March 2020- Download your Library Bingo Card


  Read Wakelet Read Alouds– A list of authors and free, copyright-free read alouds during our break.



 At Taylor Library our mission is to:

  • promote the love of reading;
  • teach information literacy skills;
  • foster life long learning and global citizenship.
  • provide an atmosphere of empathy and kindness

Our goal is to be a community space that provides students and teachers the environment and resources where they can access and create knowledge, solve problems and learn together.

Library Hours

The Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:45am-4:00 pm. Students may visit the library to check out books and do independent research during this time.

The Collection

Taylor has a wide range of materials that reflect differing points of view, varying levels of difficulty, and format. We have more than 15,000 resources for students, parents, and teachers. The collection includes print and electronic resources such as picture books, easy readers, fiction, non-fiction, biography, reference, and periodicals.


We want our students to know that this is a welcoming space where they can feed their love of reading. We encourage and promote this love of reading by ensuring that our students have access to books at school and at home. Please treat our resources gently.

  • Students in the Kindergarten may borrow two books at a time for two weeks.
  • Students in First grade up to two books at a time for two weeks.
  • Students in Second grade 2 borrow up to three books at a time for two weeks.
  • Students in Third grade borrow up to four books  at a time for two weeks.
  • Students in Fourth grade borrow up to five books at a time for two weeks.
  • Students in Fifth grade borrow up to five books at a time for two weeks.
  • Student may renew books for an additional two weeks if no holds are pending on the book.
  • If a student have materials more than three weeks overdue, his or her borrowing privileges will be suspended until the overdue materials are returned. Students will be asked to pay for lost or damaged items depending on the replacement cost. The Library buys replacement copies of lost books directly in order to make the book available sooner. Cash (in the exact amount) or checks made out to “Taylor Elementary School” are accepted for payment. Once a books is paid for your money cannot be refunded even if the book is found.

Our Staff

I am Ursula Reilly and I love being the Taylor Librarian! I love to help students find special books, be a part of their discoveries in books, and see the world of possibilities they find here.

Shannon Toole is our amazing, talented, and I believe magical library assistant. She helps check out books, process new books, repair damaged books, shelve the thousands of books we circulate each month, and work on special projects. Mrs. Toole makes Taylor Library run smoothly.

Contact Information Ursula Reilly ursula.reilly@apsva.us -Librarian

Shannon Toole shannon.toole@apsva.us- Library Assistant

Taylor Elementary School Library (703) 228-8586.

Address: 2600 North Stuart Street, Arlington, VA 22207

The library program offers a variety of engaging and skill based lessons to help students become information literate and to help inspire an appreciation for literature and information. Typically, students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades learn how to use the library while students in third, fourth, and fifth grades apply their skills to utilizing the library while learning appropriate research techniques.

Collection and Materials

The Library has:

  • approximately 14,000 books and e-books available for circulation
  • subscriptions to print magazines
  • 6 IPad Circulation Stations
  • Giant Lego wall