Library and Media Services
Cindy Kitzrow, 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, online 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.

Cindy Kitzrow, Director
Library and Media Services

Library Announcements

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  The libraries are always a very popular and busy place in every school and this year is no exception.  Mark your calendars for these very exciting events this year!


Scholastic Book Fairs will be held the week of November 11th at every elementary school library.  The book fairs will be open during the school day as well as during both evenings of parent teacher conferences on November 13 & November 14 from 5:00-8:00 pm. 


Every elementary school in Rockford, including OLC and Assumption, come together each year for the Battle of the Books competition.  Battle of the Books has been a 5th grade tradition for many years in Rockford!  The Battle kicks off on Monday, October 13th so if you catch a 5th grader reading it most likely is a title from 1 of 25 on the battle book list.  School battles will be held the week of January 12, 2015 and the Grand Battle is scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015 at the RHS Administration building.


March is Reading Month at Rockford Public Schools and this year we will celebrate reading with an extra special guest...Michigan's own Johnathan Rand, author of over 60 books, including several series:  American Chillers, Michigan Chillers, The Adventure Club, and the all-new insanely popular Freddie Fernortner, Fearless First Grader series.  Over 4 million Johnathan Rand books are in print!  Johnathan Rand will be visiting every RPS elementary school between March 18-March 20 and will also be back in Rockford for the Reading Rocks celebration in June.  Johnathan Rand's most important message to all students is how important reading and writing are to succeed in life and in everything that we do!  "Chill" out with a good book!

School Library Staff

Belmont Elementary

Cathy Nitschke

616.863.6363 x 4505

Cannonsburg Elementary

Michele Julien

616.863.6345 x 3009

Crestwood Elementary

Melissa Braden

616.863.6347 x 3505

Lakes Elementary

Kimberly 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, Laura Bargwell

616.863.6367 x 6506

East Rockford Middle

Laura Clark, Linda Evans

616.863.6141 x 1029

North Rockford Middle

Laura Clark, Bonnie Oberlin

616.863.6301 x 1508

Rockford Freshman Center

Kim Blunt, Jennifer Gluth

616.863.6349 x 7508

Rockford High School

George Wilson, Mary Best,  Sally Luidens

616.863.6038 x 7052

School Library Websites

350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
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