Fort Sam Houston Elementary School


Welcome to the Fort Sam Houston Elementary School Library!!



 We love books! The Fort Sam Houston Elementary School Library has a wonderful collection of materials. Our books and other library materials belong to all Fort Sam Houston Elementary students and teachers. These resources provide enjoyment and information for our students and they will continue to do so for many years to come. Free use of this library is one of the great benefits of being a member of the school community. 

FSHE Cougar Cubs Are....Respectful and Responsible!
Having a safe place to keep library books and digital devices when they are not being read or used is an important organizational strategy for students. Please note that students are reminded that personal responsibility includes the need to reimburse the school for any library items that are damaged or lost. If your child has lost or damaged any of our library materials, you will receive a bill for the items. If the library items cannot be found, you are responsible for payment. If you choose to send in a check to the library, please make your check payable to Fort Sam Houston Elementary. Thank you for encouraging your child to be a respectful and responsible library patron.
To our teachers, students, and parents - thank you for your support of the FSHE Library!

Recent Posts

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night


Join us at Chick-fil-A for a Spirit Night Wednesday, January 20th from 5 pm-8 pm! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great meal! When you order, don't forget to tell your cashier that you are with Fort Sam Houston Elementary School or present this flyer. Our school will receive 20% of your purchase!! 

Request for Donations

If you have any legos, lincoln logs, kinex, or other inter-connecting building materials that could be donated to the library they would be most welcome!  Not loose blocks, please.  We look forward to hours of creativity here in the library!

National Picture Book Month

We are having fun in the library celebrating with picture books at all grade levels.  Upper grades are writing their own creation myth stories after reading a Native American myth.  This also celebrates Native American History Month! 

Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Introducing the annual Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The deadline is October 26th from 7:15--8:00.

I can't wait to see how you dress your pumpkin as a character from a book! Remember, no carving, just decorating. Fake pumpkins are also welcome.

Book Fair

The Book Fair will be housed in the library next week, and I invite all to come and shop while you can.  See you soon!

Call for Volunteers

I would love to see some volunteers join me in the library this year! There is always a need to shelve books and any help is welcome.  The best times to come to provide assistance are 10:15--11:15 and 12:00--12:45.
I look forward to seeing some shining faces joining the library team!

Book Club

I had a great day spending some time with our Book Club students while they spent some time in an interview ice-breaker, and we looked at some of the book trailers for the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees.  We will start the year reading some of these selections and proceed with other books that students suggest.  

Welcome Back to School!

I can't wait for the year to start, and I'm excited to see all the kids I know and meet lots of new ones as we have fun in the library this year!

E-Book Access

As you can see from the link, E-BOOKS ARE HERE!  
During this preview phase, we are using a universal guest login.  

The user name is cubs.  
Password is         ftsam.
Students can read online or using the Follett BryteWave K-12 app, but they cannot check books out.  Books with an infinity symbol are available with simultaneous unlimited access on multiple devices.  Books with no symbol may only be visible on one device at a time.  That will change once students receive individual logins.  
As we wrap up check out time for the year (all books are due on the library days of May 21, 22, and 26 based on your class rotation,) I am so excited that we will continue to have books available to students on internet enabled devices.  
I hope that you all enjoy this new venture!  

Check-out details for May

The last day to check out library books is May 18, 19th or 20th based on the student's day in the rotation.  All library books are due May 21st, 22nd, and 26th, again based on the student's day in the rotation.