Phone: 316-973-4055


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cotton

Welcome to the Riverside Library!! I am Mrs. Cotton and I have been the librarian here at Riverside since the 2019-2020 school year.  I have been in the Wichita Public Schools since the 1994-1995 school year and have had a wide variety of teaching jobs.  I have taught everything from a Kindergarten/1st grade combo to Middle School ESL and English classes.  My dream job was always to be a librarian, and I finally transitioned into the job in 2019 when I joined the Riverside staff. 

Riverside is an incredible community, and I feel very privileged to be a part of it.  In the library we have many programs to reach as many learners as possible.  We have the "Battle of the Books" competition for 4th and 5th graders, the William Allen White Children's book award "Star WAWS" program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, One Book/One School program school wide, and the "Riverside Reads" reading incentive program for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd.  

In addition to our programming, students come to the Library once or twice a week for checking out, library lessons, and digital citizenship lessons.  

  • Check Out Days:

    Tuesday:  5th, 3rd and 1st grade

    Thursday: 4th, 2nd and Kindergarten

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Elementary Library Resources


     Destiny Online Catalog

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