Library and Media Services
Mike Westgate, Director
Phone616.863.6377FaxN/AHours8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Rockford Public Schools Library Information resource page. We have created a learning tool tailored specifically to meet the needs of our 21st century students. We provide the user access to our computerized library catalog, on-line databases, and multiple up-to-date literacy resources. Our students are given instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century. It is our responsibility as library media specialists to provide an environment that supports and fosters successful learners, both now and in the future.

Mike Westgate, Director
Library and Media Services

Library Announcements

March is Reading Month in Rockford!  Below please see the letter sent home with all elementary students announcing the exciting events happening at our schools this month.  


2014 March is 'Reading Month Celebrations' 

Dear Parents,

March is designated as National Reading Month. The theme for this year is “PAWS, CLAWS, SCALES & TALES!”

During the month of March we invite you and your child to become involved in our annual reading program. The students are asked to keep track of the time they spend reading (or when you read to them) on special forms found in the library.

Our District is highlighting the importance of reading this year with a special project called “Paws to Read.” The main focus of “Paws to Read” is to allow students to meet PAWS dogs and learn about their training and services they provide to people with disabilities. Each school will have a kickoff assembly. If your child has any allergies to dogs they do not need to attend the assembly. Please let their teacher know.

The students will have the option to help PAWS by collecting pledges for reading books. The pledges go directly to support the training of an Assistance Dog for a person with a disability. Each school will also have reading challenges and incentives for the month of reading.

Thank you for your help in making our reading month an ongoing success.

~The Library Staff of Rockford Public Schools



School Library Staff

Belmont Elementary

Cathy Nitschke

616.863.6363 x 4505

Cannonsburg Elementary

Michele Julien

616.863.6345 x 3009

Crestwood Elementary

Jennifer Frommeyer

616.863.6347 x 3505

Lakes Elementary

Kimberley Jakubiak

616.863.6341 x 2005

Meadow Ridge Elementary

Lynn Bowen, Kathi Powell

616.863.6343 x 2817

Parkside Elementary

Jane Skeels

616.863.6361 x 4001

Roguewood Elementary

Michelle Halliday, Jan Mundwiler

616.863.6375 x 6005

Valley View Elementary

Nancy Foote, Karen Michel

616.863.6367 x 6506

East Rockford Middle

Laura Clark, Melissa Braden

616.863.6141 x 1029

North Rockford Middle

Laura Clark, Vivien Purvis

616.863.6301 x 1508

Rockford Freshman Center

Kim Blunt, Sally Luidens, Jennifer Gluth

616.863.6349 x 7508

Rockford High School

George Wilson, Mary Best, Sally Luidens

616.863.6038 x 7052

School Library Websites

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