Library Services

Welcome to the GVE Library

All Green Valley Elementary classes, ECE-5th Grade, are signed up to come to the Library on a Bi-weekly
rotation schedule. During our Library Time we are discussing a monthly theme, have a read-aloud
and/or book talks, and afterwards students from Grades K-5 are able to check out books!

Special Library Events:
Book Reports are accepted throughout the school year for the students to earn Grizzley Bucks and Golden Tickets. In the Fall and Spring we are having our week long Book Fairs. During Winter Break all GVE students are invited to participate in the Winter Reading BINGO Challenge. And in April we conduct the Bookmark/Poetry Contest. Check the GVE Website for more information and dates of each event.

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   2024 GVE Bookmark & Poetry Contest

The GVE’s 4th Annual Bookmark & Poetry Contest is on! We are inviting all GVE students to participate, ECE through 5th Grade. Please read the instructions and rules outlined on the contest entry form, fill out all areas, and return the completed entry form by 4/29/2024 to the GVE Library.

Three winners, including the 1st Prize Winner, will be chosen from each grade level. All winners will receive a book and a goody bag, in addition, each grade level 1st prize winner’s bookmark will be printed to be distributed in the GVE Library and published on the GVE website and Social Media! Extra contest entry forms are available in the GVE Library or you may click HERE to print. Please contact Mrs. Parks, the GVE Librarian, if you have any further questions.

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2023 GVE Bookmark & Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winners

CONGRATULATIONS To the Grand Prize Winners of the 3rd annual GVE Bookmark & Poetry Contest, April 2023.

Three winners were chosen for each Grade Level. Each winner received a gift bag filled with fun items and a free book.  In addition, the Grand Prize Winners’ bookmarks and poetry are being published on the GVE website, Dojo, and Social Media, were printed, and are available in the GVE Library.

Here is the list of all winners and pictures of the Grand Prize Winners’ bookmarks.

Back Row: *Ayesha R., *Aniyah R., Destiny E., *Zaya J.

3rd Row: Zahrah R., Nadelin V., Aaniya B., Sofia V.

2nd Row: Allison T., *Mauricio R., *Jesus M., Eli M., Malaya A.

1st Row: Eldana A., Sammy L., *Siya A., *Rinad O., Alexis G.

Not pictured: Selene H., Janelle C., Guadalupe R.,

(* – Grand Prize Winners)

GVE Library Timesupdated throughout the Schoolyear
Horarios de la biblioteca de GVE: actualizados durante todo el año escolar

During our 30 minute Library Time students tell about books they read, we discuss the monthly theme, and listen to a read-aloud. All activities are optional and hopefully provide some enjoyable family time. Click on each Library Time link below to view and print the Worksheets and/or Activities. All Library Times are also posted on Dojo in Class Story during the weeks they are discussed.

Library Time #1 September: Welcome to the Library! Introduction

Library Time #2 September: Library Expectations, Hispanic Heritage Month, Crafts

Library Time #3 October: Halloween, Crafts, Fall Book Fair Information

Library Time #4 November: Native American Month, Veteran’s Day, Fall, Scavenger Hunts

Library Time #5 November: Thanksgiving, Native American Month, 25 Fall Movies for kids

Library Time #6 December: Winter Holidays around the world, crafts, Winter Reading BINGO

Library Time #7 January: New Years around the world, Fun games and crafts

Library Time #8 January: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Winter, Fun games and crafts

Library Time #9 February: Black History Month, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Crafts

Library Time #10 March: Spring Book Fair Information, Origami Bookmark 

Library Time #11 March: Women’s History Month, Read Across America, St. Patrick’s Day, Crafts

Library Time #12 April: GVE Bookmark/Poetry Contest, Poetry-, Autism-, School Library Month

Library Time #13 April: All About Spring, GVE Bookmark/Poetry Contest, Poetry-, Autism-, School Library Month,

Library Time #14 May: Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Memorial Day, AAPI Heritage Month, Summer of Sora, FUN Resources, etc.


Access the Green Valley Elementary LION and SORA page.

Instructions for logging into LION and SORA: English and Spanish   (The SORA school code is: dpsk12)

On the Lion webpage you can find links to many different E-Book and Audiobook websites, Apps, Elementary Databases, the GVE Library Catalog, and other resources. In particular are we recommending the SORA app. SORA is an app downloadable to any digital device and provides all DPS students free access to about 40,000 E-Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines.

Fun Activity Resources for Everyone

FUN Activity Resources for everyone throughout the year.

Head out for a day hike, go fishing, enjoy a winter sport or a summer camping trip, visit an outdoor venue, or participate in an event. Any time of the year, let’s have some fun and adventure indoors or outdoors. Whether you’re staying local or getting out of town, enjoying time with family and friends, especially outdoors, is a reliable recipe for relaxation and renewal. Check out these resources for fun activities, and make a list of things to do, places to go. There are so many opportunities to stay busy throughout the year with activities listed on the websites below. Get some great ideas, inspirations, and HAVE FUN!!!

  • Explore your backyard. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy fresh air and nature’s bounty. State and city parks, rivers and lakes, and local trails make for easy anytime escapes.
  • Head to a national park. One of the best values in vacation spots, national parks offer up-close encounters with unique land formations, wildlife, and unbeatable natural beauty. 
  • Start a new hobby like reading, gardening, cooking, crafting, or other fun activities you can do at home.
Denver Public Library

Denver Public Library

Get your FREE Library Card by visiting any DPL location to access the library’s collections, check out materials, use computers, register for a variety of programs, and more. 

Read, Make, and Explore with DPL

Register your kids for a variety of programs at their local Denver Public Library branch. Check the DPL website for any of their great programs and events.


Why Children Should Read 20 Minutes a Day and How This Impacts Your Kids’ Development – At Any Age

Are children and teens really reading less than they used to? It appears so. Studies show that less than 20% of teens in the United States read for pleasure. Yet they spend more and more time on social media or gaming, with the average eighth-grader spending four hours a day gaming, texting, and online browsing. Of course, it’s hard to get your child or teen to curl up with a good book for hours — there’s just so many other fun things to do. But you might be pleased to hear that the benefits of reading just 20 minutes a day have been proven by research.

And that’s something we can all commit to, right? Click HERE to read the article.