LIbrary at Ross

Welcome to the Ross Elementary School Library page! I am hoping that this page will become a trusted resource for our school community. Children enjoy the freedom the library offers. During their class time they are learning about how to use the library, digital citizenship, and research skills. They also have time to play games, explore the STEM Lab, check out books and a variety of other activities.  

Weekly Library Visits

Ross students visit the library once a week for direct instruction and library book checkout. Books can be kept for two weeks and renewed if more time is needed. Books can be returned to the new library book circulation boxes located on the first and second floors outside the classrooms. Please help your child become independent by designating a library book spot in your home and reminding your child to pack up their library books on return days.

The true joy of the library is being able to check out any books that they may want. This helps instill the love of reading and continues to build upon the positive culture of reading that exists at Ross.  PK4 may check out 1 book, K/1 checks out 1-2, 2nd grade may take 2-3 books and grades 3 and up may take out as many as they wish as long as they are returning titles.  




PK4  Thursdays 12:00-12:45
K Eickmeyer  Fridays 1:30-2:15
K Sawyer Mondays 1:30-2:15
1st Grade Mondays 2:15-3:00
2nd Grade  Fridays 12:30-1:15
3rd Grade Mondays 12:30-1:15
4th Grade 

Mondays 9:00-9:45

5th Grade  Tuesdays 9:00-9:45

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Using a Library

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Every child at Ross has been registered for a DC Public Library card. The DCPL site is loaded with digital options along with the option to request physical books to check out. Explore the DCPL website by viewing this instructional video


When children are doing research at school, they are using the vetted resources that are found on Clever. This ensures that students are being exposed to sites that are safe and appropriate for children. Did you know that you can check out eBooks for and with your child from the Ross library collection? Learn how by watching this instructional video.

Digital Citizenship

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Check out our library happenings on Instagram.

Book Recommendations

Do you have a book or series that you think would be a great addition to the school library? Do you have a non-fiction topic you’d like to read more about?

Fill out the form below to share your recommendation with Mrs. Juriga.

Give the Gift of Books

Library Volunteers

The Ross Library has a dedicated group of parent volunteers who donate their time and energy to keeping our library ready for patrons. They collect and check in books from the return boxes, reshelve, straightenorganize and may also help with class check out. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jenny McAllister.

Kitty Corner

There is always so much interest in Mrs. Juriga’s cats. All of them were feral except for Gingerbread aka Gingy, who was abandoned by his owners and Ghost, the black one who really lives next door. Send me a pic of your cat along with why your kitty is so special to you.  

Contact Information

Lisa Juriga

Lisa Juriga


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