Harloe Library's Mission Statement
The mission of Harloe Elementary School Library is to ensure that students are effective users of information and ideas in a setting where a love of reading is promoted and lifelong learning is encouraged.
Welcome to the Library at Harloe School. Our beautiful facility opened in September of 2003 after a fund raising campaign that involved students, parents, alumni, and the community. Harloe's former Principal, Juan Olivarria, was the inspiring force behind our desire to expand and improve the school library. As a young boy, a teacher encouraged him to become a better reader and student by staying after school with him in the library. "By sixth grade, you couldn't keep me out of the library. To me, a library is a special place to be." said Principal Olivarria during the ribbon cutting and naming ceremony. Now, former Principal Olivarria's name adorns our library to honor him and his inspiration to teach and nurture our students.
Our Library houses a collection of approximately 11,200 titles and has eight computer stations for research, Internet access, and catalog searching. Classes come to the Library for scheduled visits once a week. The library is also available for individual or small group visits throughout the school day. Our program's main objective is to instill in children a true love for reading and a life-long quest for learning. Library and research skills are taught following the Standards and Guidelines of the Lucia Mar Unified School District, and all library patrons are exposed to a wide variety of wonderful children's literature.