Literacy, Libraries, and Books
We acknowledge the power that literary skills can offer our students and encourage the exploration of words within books, the creative thinking that stories provide, and the ability to use one’s voice to articulate one’s thoughts. We encourage students to read as many books as interest them. Many of our classrooms and elementary schools offer libraries where students can access reading materials.
In addition, we encourage all our families to visit our incredible Torrance Public Library which offers a full children's section, branches in many parts of our City, and robust summer reading programs and educational events.
Welcome to the Edison Library
The Edison Elementary library is maintained by Edison PTA and its team of parent volunteers. Students will visit the library on a weekly basis beginning in early to mid-October. Students have access to hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books including many Newberry Medal & Award winning books. The library supports classroom curriculum in all grade levels. The wide variety of easy & beginning readers and picture books promote literacy to our earlier readers. Similary, our advanced readers have access to hundreds of popular fiction titles and authors as well as resources to research projects and reports.
Our new Edison PTA Library Chair is Carissa Baumhart. She is supported by an army of parent volunteers that help students find and check out books. Please note: we are in need of at least 1-2 parent volunteers in each of the following classes so that we can open the library to students in October: Hopf, Hinze, Branley, Suzuki, Richardson, and Hinman. If you would like to volunteer in the library, please email us at: email@example.com.