About the Library


Nicole Gonzalez has been the Library Tech at Sweetwater since the 2011-2012 school year. When not working in the library she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Reading is one of her hobbies too. Judy Bloom, Erma Bombeck, and Jeff Kinney are just a few of her favorite authors.

Contact: nicole.gonzalez@wesdschools.org

Library Hours

Sweetwater library is open from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Our Library's Purpose

The purpose of a school library is to support our students' education as lifelong learners and readers by putting resources in the hands of students, encouraging students to read, teaching students the skills necessary to evaluate information, and encouraging student responsibility.

Guidelines and Expectations

Circulation Guidelines

Kindergarten through first grade students generally check out one book at a time as they learn to care for books and how to return them in a timely fashion. Their checkout period is for one six-day cycle.

Second grade through sixth grade students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program and check out two or three books during each six-day cycle. Students need to return or renew their books at each library visit.

Seventh and eighth students may check out three books during each six-day cycle, and they need to return or renew their books at each library visit.

Staff members have unlimited circulation access to the items in the student and teacher resource collection.

Library Environment and Behavior

The Sweetwater Elementary School Library is a comfortable and inviting learning environment for research and personal reading time. Our students apply the school rules while using the library resources. They are respectful and responsible whether using the library with their class, in a small group, or individually. Students show their commitment to caring for the books and computers in the library. They use the resources purposefully while showing respect for other library users.