English teacher opens up mini library in classroom


Braden Ward

Senior Xavier Adams browses Katie Anderson’s catalog of books on Sept. 20, 2019.

2019 Teacher of the Year Katie Anderson has built up a large collection of books over the past two years.

“I had a bookshelf last year in my room. I had been bringing in books for students for independent reading,” said Anderson. “I decided to make it a permanent fixture in my classroom.” 

Students can check books in and out of her mini library by utilizing the QR codes posted above the bookshelves. There are multiple genres of books such as young adult fiction, nonfiction, “classics,” and contemporary fiction. 

“I have a lot of contemporary fiction that tends to be popular,” said Anderson. “Students really like to read Stephen King and James Patterson.”

Many of these books are used at the beginning of her classes, where she allots time for students to read for personal enjoyment. 

“I’m hoping to continue to grow the collection,” said Anderson.