Welcome to the Jackson Library


    Jackson Elementary Library Vision Statement


    The Jackson Elementary Library will be a welcoming environment dedicated to fostering a love of reading and learning by providing equitable resources and opportunities for all students and staff.


    Jackson Elementary Library Mission Statement


    The work of The Val Jackson Elementary Library is to empower all students with 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success by providing free access to relevant, current, culturally responsive and inclusive resources in a safe and nurturing environment.



    Jennifer Stebral, Librarian




    • Read Along with SUPERintendent Thompson

      Read Along with SUPERintendent Alicia Thompson is a fun way to help young children, ages 4 – 8, become SUPER Readers! Watch and read along as Dr. Thompson reads aloud fun children’s books and asks questions about the books to help students better understand the story.

      Read Along with SUPERintendent Alicia Thompson can be viewed on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. on WPS-TV, online or on Cox Cable Channel 20 or by searching WPS-TV on the Livestream app for your phone, Roku and Apple TV. 

      The reading dates for the 21-22 Fall Semester are:

      • August 26, 2021
      • September 9, 2021
      • September 23, 2021
      • October 7, 2021
      • October 21, 2021
      • November 4, 2021
      • November 18, 2021
      • December 2, 2021
      • December 16, 2021

      The videos are available below on this webpage or the Wichita Public Schools YouTube page to allow children and parents to watch again at their convenience.

      Dr. Thompson recorded the videos with written consent from the books’ authors and publishers.

      Read Along with SUPERintendent Alicia Thompson supports increasing 3rd grade reading proficiency – one of the long-term goals with the Every Student Future Ready Strategic Plan.

  • It's Book Fair time!


    Our Book Fair is in person this fall



    Jackson invites you to shop our

     Book Fair and support our school!

    The Fair runs from 


    September 29 - October 1!

    If you prefer to shop online that will be an option as well

    Be sure to shop our Book Fair in the

    convenience of your own home from your own device 

    to find wonderful books and reading accessories for your family!


    Go to our Book Fair Homepage


    and click on the shopping link



    Your purchase will help our



    put more books in the hands of kids!  



    All ONLINE purchases will be shipped directly to you! 



    Don’t miss these THREE DAYS of fun and books! 

  • Hi Jaguars!

    Please check this page and use the resources provided here in any way that is helpful to you!

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.

Elementary Library Resources


     Destiny Online Catalog

     Kansas State Library Link  William Allen White Book Awards
    TeachingBooks  Battle of the Books List  Wichita Public Library