•         Hello, I’m Carol Smallwood, your University Park Elementary Library Media Associate. I’ve been at U-Park now for almost 15 years, and I'm happy to be your Media Mentor in the library! University Park Library has a great mix of books and technology to share with you.  

     In this school year as we continue the 2020-2021 with some remote learners at home, and some students in school, there are still ways to circulate books to you, until you are in school again, hopefully very soon! 

    There are 3 ways to get books, 1. check out books on Sora, an ebook thru our library catalog website, OR you can put a HOLD on a book. 

    2. Get an actual book from the school library. It will consist of a student putting a Hold request on the books they wish to check out, thru our Destiny catalog, then  I'll see it and bag up the book for you. If it is a popular book, you may have to wait a few days. Once the book is ready to be picked up, I'll let you know and you'll have to get a ride to school to pick it up, by calling the office first, (907) 479-6963 x 0 and someone will bring out the books to you at the front door of the school.  Please be patient, the office staff is super busy!

    There are 2 times during the day when it is NOT ideal to come by the school to pick up anything, it is during the morning drop off of students, from 8am to 8:30am,  and at dismissal time, from 1pm to 130pm. 

    But the rest of the day during building open hours it is ok, such as 8:30 to 12:45pm, and 1:30pm to 3:20pm. Thank you! 


    Our library is the heart of the school, where you can learn & create!

    The school library’s mission is to:

    SaveDesign and create programming that supports and allows for the investigation of intellectual curiosity, and where instilling the life-long love of reading is one of the main goals!

    "Reading is the original virtual reality." -

    quote by Carol Smallwood @2016

    University Park Elementary Library Media Associate



Last Modified on March 1, 2021