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What if there was ONE thing you could do that would absolutely improve your child’s ability in school? What if it were free? Well, there is! Research has shown the single most important activity for building the knowledge for eventual success, is reading aloud to children. Jim Trelease, national reading expert and the author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, states that reading aloud to your child “conditions the child to associate reading with pleasure, creates background knowledge, and provides a reading role model.” I hear many parents say, “Sure I know I should read to my child, but who has time?” What if I told you it would take only 15 minutes a day?

Other Reasons Reading With Your Child Is Important
  • stimulates your child’s imagination
  • develops your child’s interest in reading and in books
  • improves your child’s listening skills
  • builds vocabulary
  • helps your child to understand stories and “book language”
  • creates a bond between you and your child
  • provides your child with a positive role model

Activities & Spirit Nights

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is over, but please consider shopping online at our online book fair – through Sunday October 15, 2017.

Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Storybook Pumpkin Patch is Opening

Please deliver Pumpkins on Monday, October 23, 2017

Click HERE for information and entry form.

Dairy Queen Spirit Night

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dine inside or Drive Thru
Dairy Queen will share their profits with the OCES Library's Reading Programs:
Books and Buttons Reading Club, SSYRA and SSYRA JR., AR Fun Day, Battle of the Books
Thank you for supporting the Library.

Attention Oasis Families

Battle of the Books

Please support the upcoming Eighth Annual Oasis Battle of the Books being held Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club – 6:30 p.m. EVERYONE is welcome to attend the Battle where six teams will be competing.

You can also support the Battle by purchasing a Battle Tee Shirt for $10.00. Order form is attached.

Children who have earned a seat on the Battle of the Books have read the 15 SSYRA books and made 70% or higher on the AR test. Teams spend about 4 weeks preparing for the Battle. The winning team will move to the Lee County Book Battle scheduled for Friday, May 18, at the Lee County School Administration Office.

Important Information

About the Library

Students are responsible for the materials they check out from the Media Center. Students are reminded from kindergarten to keep library books in backpacks when not being read. There are two very important reasons for this rule. One, if the book is in the student's backpack, the book is available for reading at home as well as at school. The other reason for this rule is that it helps students keep track of their books. If books are overdue, the student can retrieve the book from the classroom and return it later in the day, thus allowing them an opportunity to check out a new book. If the book is at home, outside of the backpack, it is more likely to be lost or forgotten. Please help us remind students of this rule.

Library News

Oasis parent Wilson Hawthorne pays tribute to this literacy king.

Check it out!! Click here.

Family Involvement Opportunities


All volunteers are welcome! Volunteers are needed to help shelve the huge number of books that are returned daily and assist students. There is also a need for volunteers during other library events: Book Fair, Family Reading Nights, Fall Festival, Barnes & Noble Book Fair, etc.

Additional Programs and Information

AR Fun Day Goal Program

Please encourage your children to reach the AR Fun Day goal during the second and third quarters allowing them to join us during the fourth quarter. Parent Letter to be posted soon.

AR Fun Day is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Oasis Campus. Students in third through fifth grades who reached their AR Fun Day Goal in both the second and third quarters will attend AR Fun Day. Parent Volunteers are needed contact if available.