Mrs. Henderson

Instructional Media Technician

a.k.a. School Librarian

Email Mrs. Kate Henderson

(805) 492-3565 x116


"The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children."

- Julie Andrews


Our Library

The Library has over 11,000 titles available for students to check out, and an additional 100 books in our reference library. Each class visits every week to listen to Mrs. Henderson read, learn library and research skills, and check-out books.

Kindergarten and First Grade are allowed to check out one book at a time, Second Grade can have two, and Third, Fourth & Fifth grades can have three books out at any one time. This differs from years past when older grades could take home more books, but this policy will help keep costs down in the event of a lost backpack. Exceptions can be made for students who are doing academic research, just ask Mrs. Henderson.


Library Skills

The skills students learn at the Ladera Library will be useful in every library in the world. These skills include:

Rules of Conduct in the Library:

  • Quiet voices
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Use a shelf marker
  • Don’t tip and pick; Glide and slide

How to Treat a Library Book:

  • Always handle books with clean hands
  • Be gentle when turning pages
  • Keep books away from babies and pets
  • Keep books away from liquids and food (like icky sticky bubblegum!)
  • Always use a bookmark
  • Bring books back on time

How to Find the Book you Want:

  • Dewey Decimal System and other systems libraries use to categorize books
  • Fiction
  • Illustrated fiction
  • Reference literature (Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Atlas, etc.)
  • What to do if your book is not available


Wish List

The Ladera Library is currently upgrading our VHS library to DVD. Want to help? Visit our wishlist and send a DVD!