“The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the LORD, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”


Mrs. Yoli Esperanza 

Mrs. Jacque Cook


  • To present a curriculum-related program of libary media instruction so that students will become capable of successful, independent research.
  • To promote responsible library citizenship that emphasizes proper care of materials and respect for the rights of others.
  • To provide a broad variety of library media that are current, well organized, and easily accessible.


The Mission of the Good Shepherd library program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information along with instilling an endearing love and interest for reading.

Library Web page Table of Contents

Circulation Policies
Circulation Procedures

Library Instruction and Reading Programs

Online Library Research

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The number of books and other materials students may check out varies with their grade:

This circulation policy is flexible and exceptions can always be made when extra materials are needed for class assignments and other research needs.

Parents of GSS students may borrow materials from the school library. A patron account must be established. Books may be checked out for one week only.

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The library is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Students have access to eight fully networked computers. Our collection includes approximately 10,000 volumes of books, magazines, videos, and CDs.

The students at GSS have access to the library throughout the week and after school. All classes visit the library once a week to select books and have a lesson on informational skills, library use, and literature appreciation. Additional reference times are available to students for research as a class or on an individual basis.

The library celebrates and encourages reading through the following programs:

  • Texas 2×2 Reading Program for Kindergarten 
  • The Accelerated Reader Program for 2nd – 8th grades

In addition to our services to the students, we also strive to meet the classroom teaching needs of our faculty by suggesting and locating appropriate books and materials that correlate with the classroom curriculum.


The library celebrates and encourages reading through the following programs:

  • Texas 2×2 Reading Program for Kindergarten with annual ice cream party at the end of the year.
  • Cardinals Reading Program for 3rd – 8th grade. This is a six-month reading program from October through March. Students read, rate, and must pass AR quiz on 10 books. All qualified readers celebrate with an ice cream party and raffle in April. 
  • Monthly reviews of Accelerated Reader goals and achievements.
  • Four Accelerated Reader stores per school year.
  • 200 AR Point annual ice cream party. 
  • 500 AR Point Lunch in the Library at the end of the year. 
  • AR is for 1st-8th grades – not 2nd