Library Staff

Janet Ruggiero
Library Media Assistant

Mrs. Janet Ruggiero has been the librarian at Norwood since 2011. Before becoming a school librarian she worked at other schools as a substitute teacher when her daughters attended Millbrook Elementary and Quimby Oak. Mrs. Ruggiero grew up in New York and attended Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

One of the things she likes most about the Norwood Creek library is how it feels like a warm and welcoming place that is well organized and neat for our students. The library provides both quality fiction and non-fiction books that help to develop students' love of reading and thirst for knowledge.

When she isn't at at school, Mrs. Ruggiero loves spending time with her family whether it be board games, bowling, bicycling, mini-golfing, and visiting Disneyland and Lake Tahoe. She also enjoys reading and cooking.

Library and Media Center

Norwood Creek has an outstanding library and media center containing a wide variety of books, audio-visual materials, and other equipment.

Library Hours

Monday
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

About Norwood Creek Library

Primary students (1st - 3rd) check out one book per week. During January of each year, 3rd graders are allowed to choose up to two books. Upper students (4th - 6th) come to the library once every other week and are always welcome to choose up to two books. Due dates are always the day before they come to the library with their class for check-out. All students are encouraged to come to the library before 8:45 a.m. if they want to exchange or return their book(s) before their next class check-out.


Library Computers

Norwood library has two Chromebook computers that students can use during their class checkout times. If your child needs to take an AR test or spend a few minutes on IXL, they are welcome to use the Chromebooks during their scheduled library time.

Birthday Book Club

One way to celebrate your child's birthday is by joining the Birthday Book Club. By joining our Birthday Book Club, you not only celebrate your child's birthday in a healthy way, you also help build the Norwood Creek's library. A special book will be purchased for our library in your child's honor. This is a wonderful way to honor your child and increase the number and quality of books for our school library.

To learn more details or to join the Birthday Book Club, please see this Birthday Book Club form.

Find AR Books

If you are wondering if a book is the appropriate AR level for you or your child, there is a website that can help you! Click on the AR BookFinder link below to find out the AR book level and if the book your child is reading has an AR test. Most, but not all library books have an AR quiz.

AR Book Finder Logo

www.arbookfind.com

What is the Accelerated Reader Program?

Accelerated Reader (AR), created by Renaissance Learning, Inc., is an individualized reading program used at to assess and improve each student’s reading skills and to increase reading enjoyment. Read the Parent's Guide to AR BookFinder to learn more.

Norwood Creek Elementary School

  • 3241 Remington Way
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  • San Jose, CA 95148
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  • Phone: 408-270-6728
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  • Fax: 408-223-9266
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