Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt Library Media Center!


Hello!  My name is Diane Richard, and I am the Library Media Specialist at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary.  This is my 24th year at Roosevelt.  As a former classroom teacher, I look forward to meeting the diverse needs of our patrons.  Mrs. Linda Ide is the library clerk and works part time each week.  We are eager to assist students, parents, teachers and community members.  We strive to be a friendly inviting place for all. 

The school’s library media center is the center of our school.  Roosevelt’s curriculum, teaching, and activities all rely on what is housed in the library.  We integrate classroom objectives and collaborate often with teachers.  We are an extension of the classroom curriculum.  We hold information about subject areas, recreational interests, Biographies, Fiction, Non-fiction, Picture books and a small reference section.

It is our goal to ensure that students become seekers and users of information.  We are striving for independent lifelong readers and learners through critical thinking.  The library program goal is to help students and educators become active and efficient users of information. 

The library door is always open.  We have flexible access to the library throughout the school day.  The library is an active place.  We often have speakers and special presentations.  We have internet access, computers, Reading Counts, a puppet theatre, and spaces for reading and studying.  We have large group instruction, small group, as well as assisting individual students.  

We are always promoting reading and literacy.  We want to encourage the love of reading.  We have School of Hope volunteers, Read Across America Activities, Reading Groups, Storytelling, host the Star Lady, Scholastic Book Fair, and our annual book exchange. 

Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt library where we are a partner in your collaborative adventure of learning.

Mrs. Diane Richard

Mrs. Richard, Librarian

Mrs. Linda Ide, Clerk

Theodore Roosevelt Library Online Catalog

Kansas State Library Catalog

Manhattan Public Library

Websites to help students search and use information

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need

BIG 6 Information Skills

Teaching Copyright

World Book Online - user name and password required at home, contact librarian to obtain information

Kansas State Library - Research for Kids


Award Winning Books and Recommendations

Caldecott Book Awards

Newberry Book Awards

Good Reads

Tumble Book Library - user name and password required - contact school librarian for information

Notable Children's Books

Kansas Book Connect

William Allen White Children's Book Awards