Jack Anderson Elementary



* Promote a love of reading
* Develop lifelong learners and readers
* Ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
* Foster competence in the library media center which in turn will ensure success in
* Collaborate with educators to support curriculum and meet the needs of individual learners

Located at the heart of the school, our shelves currently hold over 16,000 titles.  Classes are scheduled on a six day rotation and students may visit the LMC (Library Media Center) every day for checkout.

A.R. Dot Levels

Not sure what all those colorful dots on the book spines represent?  Students are tested on the “STAR” program throughout the school year.  The program assigns each student a reading range that “is not too easy, not too difficult, and promotes optimal growth.”  Check the inside front cover of each book for more indepth information about A.R. level and point value.

Light Green 0.0 – 0.9
Dark Green 1.0 – 1.9
Blue 2.0 – 2.9
Red 3.0 – 3.9
Orange 4.0 – 4.9
Yellow 5.0 – 5.9
Purple 6.0 – 6.9
Pink 7.0 – 7.9

Useful Links

eReader Brochure
All JAE students may bring eReader devices (Nook, Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPod, Samsung tablets, etc.) to school for eReading purposes!  The eReader Guidelines and Acceptable Use Policy must be completed, signed, and returned first!  Having trouble finding model and serial numbers?  Check under settings. eBooks are available for checkout from our OPAC/Card Catalog computer at school, your eReader devices, and at home.

Card Catalog
The Card Catalog (OPAC=Online Public Access Computer) is the same computer catalog we use here in our library at school.  Find out if books are checked out, when they are due back, and if a particular book is in our collection.  A.R. level, A.R. point value, and book reviews are also available here.

A.R. Book Finder
Good News!!  We have every test available on this site.  Renaissance Place’s web-based program offers JAE access to every Accelerated Reader (A.R.) test.  This site allows students, parents, and staff a look at each title’s summary, A.R. level, and point value.  If the title isn’t listed here, the test hasn’t been created yet.

Renaissance Home Connect
Check on A.R. test scores here!

READs Program and TumbleBook Library = Free eBooks
Follow this link for access to the Hendersonville Public Library’s eReader site.  Learn how to download books onto your devices FREE!!!  Also, enjoy puzzles, games and online, animated storybooks, chapter books and graphic novels in English, French, and Spanish.

Bookworm’s Blog
Check this site for reviews on books I’ve read — then add your own two cents!

Mrs. Hodgeman’s Virtual Information Services Site
This link takes you to a site I created with easy access links to The History Channel, TEL, Fact Monster, PBS Kids, Book Hive, the White House, the CIA, Kids Reads, The Weather Channel, Babe lFish/language translator, Little Clickers, National Geographic Kids, and MORE!


OPEN CHECKOUT: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CLOSED: 12:15 am – 1:00 pm


Jack Anderson Elementary is an exuberant learning community that focuses on enriching the academic, social, and emotional success for every student, every day.


Jack Anderson Elementary is committed to:

  • enriching every student, every day, in integrated learning experiences that are relevant and necessary for the next level of success.
  • empowering learners to interact with purposeful dialogue as they ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
  • ensuring a collaborative culture exists to increase the capacity of staff as we evolve in professional and leadership opportunities.
  • entrusting strong community partners who provide guidance and assistance ncecessary for sustaining innovative progress.