Elementary School Library

Welcome to the Elementary School Library 

The mission of the Spencer-Van Etten library media program is to ensure that all students are college and career ready at graduation. Throughout a student’s career, he or she will learn to ethically and creatively use information, evaluate and communicate information in all formats, think critically, and always ask questions while pursuing excellence.  


Library Supervisor: Shelly Benjamin shbenjamin@svecsd.org

preK-12 District Librarian: Britany Elsey belsey@svecsd.org

Phone: (607) 589-7110

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm

Follow us on Twitter: @SVELibraryLady


3rd Grade Country Research

World Book

Time for Kids

National Geographic


Visiting the Library

  • Classes are scheduled to come in to the library during the week.
  • There are also open times for students to come in and check out books, read or use the computers.

Accelerated Reader 


Search the WebOPAC & Databases

Here you are able to access the library's OPAC/catalog at home. The OPAC helps you and your child/children search for books in the library by AR level as well as by Guided Reading Level. You can also help your child/children do research with our databases. Please note: if you are accessing the databases at home, please ask the librarian for remote logins and passwords.


Book sign-out information

  • Book Allowance: K-2: 1 book, 3-4: 2 books 
  • Books are signed out for two weeks, and may be renewed before the due date (stamped on the back of the book) 
  • Reference books and current periodicals (magazines) are to be used only in the library
  • A book that is lost or irreparably damaged must be paid for; the amount due is based on replacement costs
  • Students with overdue books will have to return the books before taking out new ones


Students will be able to:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant information during the research process
  • Reflect and synthesize knowledge
  • Create products with the use of technology
  • Inquire and wonder at every stage throughout their school career
  • Understand how to be a good digital citizen
         i.e. Copyright, citing of sources, etc.
  • Form their own questions during the information seeking process
  • Use multiple resources, both print and non-print, effectively


Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School

Home of the Little Panthers!

Grades: UPK-4

School Hours: 8:00 am - 2:45 pm

Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School

7 Langford St
Van Etten, NY 14889

Main Office Phone: (607) 589-7110

Main Office Fax:   (607) 589-3017

Mr. Matt Stroup

(607) 589-7110

Mrs. Amy Bishop
Building Secretary

(607) 589-7110

Ms. Tammy VanDerpoel
Senior Clerk

(607) 589-7110

Mr. Mike Chaffee
Dean of Students

(607) 589-7110