Welcome to the Ridgecrest Library! Our library supports our students, staff, families, and the community by:
- evaluating, selecting and purchasing appropriate resources
- encouraging joy in reading
- teaching and reinforcing research and technology skills
- promoting discovery through lifelong learning
Freedom to Read Philosophy for Students
Reading is a fun and important part of life and school. Everyone should have the chance to read and enjoy books that they want to read. But not every book is right for every person. If you find a book that you don't like or that makes you uncomfortable, it's okay to return it and find a different one. You know which books make you happy, so choose wisely and pick the ones that are best for you.
"Access to books shouldn't be a gift; it should be a given." - Doug Salati, 2023 Caldecott Award Winner
Ms. Freeman encourages students to love books, libraries, and technology. Reading is a lifelong skill: reading for enjoyment, following directions, playing video games, or finding a YouTube video. "Reading is not optional," said author Walter Dean Myers.
Ms. Freeman has been at Ridgecrest since 2002, and before that she taught 5th and 6th grade, and also taught English in Sendai, Japan. She is a proud graduate of Lake Forest Park, Kellogg and Shorecrest. She loves to read, travel, and try every type of crafting and art.