meet the staff
Lindsey Cathey is our librarian. Ms. Cathey graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Art in English. She then taught for a few years in school districts in and around Tulsa. She also taught one year in China before returning to the States and joining the staff at Patrick Henry in October 2016. Ms. Cathey has taught all ages from Pre-K through post-doctoral graduate students. Ms. Cathey is currently pursuing her Master's in Library Media and Information Technology from Northeastern State University: Broken Arrow Campus. Her favorite genres are Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Drew Fischer is our part-time Library Assistant. A familiar face around Patrick Henry, Mr. Drew has been here for several years and joined the library staff in the mornings in the last year. Mr. Drew takes care of our Pre-K through 1st grade Book Buddies and helps them check their books in and out every day. His favorite genre is Graphic Novels.
Our school has an awesome tradition called the 100 Book Club. It was started by a first grade teacher who challenged her students top read 100 books by the 100th day of school. Pretty soon it expanded to the whole school.
Each student receives a reading log on their first day of school. Students keep track of their reading, and, as soon as they finish 100 entries, they turn it in. On the 100th day of school we celebrate! Each member of the 100 Book Club receives a special spirit T-shirt and many other treats. I have also been known to "surprise" students randomly during the school year.
This year we had 211 kids make it into the club by the 100th day. Mission Accomplished!
Here Are The Guidelines Our Students Use In Order To Be Safe Online:
1. I will keep my user name and password private.
2. I will login using my own user name and password - not someone else's.
3. I will logoff the computer when I'm finished using it.
4. I will use the internet only for school purposes and not visit inappropriate websites.
5. I will not download anything without permission.
6. I will only save school related work to my file.
7. I will not try to install any program on a school computer.
8. I will only use a computer if I have permission from a teacher.
9. I will not waste paper and ink by printing things I do not need for school work.
10. I will not use any type of chat or instant messaging.
11. I will not harm or destroy any equipment or information on purpose.
12. I will not change any setting on any school computer without permission.
TCCL Summer Reading Program
Don't forget to be a part of this year's summer reading through the Tulsa City County Libraries. Just read or listen to eight books and visit any Tulsa library branch four times to earn a medal and coupon booklet with FREE stuff and discounts. Read 12 or more books to reach the bonus level and win an inflatable space shuttle. Plus, you'll be entered in the drawings for AWESOME prizes!
2020 Sequoyah Book Lists
Make sure you're a part of this school's year Sequoyah Awards. Just read (or listen to) three or more of the books on this year's list, and you get to vote.
This special Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award is voted on by only the students of Oklahoma, no adults allowed. Authors will often state the recognition from their readers makes this award one of the highest honors they can wish to achieve. The Sequoyah Book Award has been around since 1959 and is the third oldest children's choice award in the nation.
Book Adventure A FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K‑8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Storyline This site features videos of famous actors reading favorite children's stories. This website is part of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Foundation, which provides the free videos and activity guides. New story videos are added, so keep checking in.
The mission of the Tulsa Public Schools' Library Media Services is to promote the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable children and young adults to use libraries and information resources for lifelong learning.
7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Welcome to Patrick Henry's School Library
We're so happy you're here - discovering all of our wonderful resources!