Library Information

Janet Algase
Phone 512-570-6948

Email Librarian

Library Assistant
Maggie Bernadette
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Library Hours

7:20 am - 7:45 am
8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Library Checkout Policy

Kindergarten = 1 book
1st = 2 books
2nd = 2 books
3rd = 3 books
4th = 3 books
5th = 3 books

Loan Period
1 cycle (6 school days)

LISD Library Mission

Our mission is to lead our school communities by fostering literacy in an environment that challenges students to IMAGINE possibilities, EXPLORE opportunities and CONNECT with the future and the world.


About your librarian:

Hello! My name is Janet Algase, and I am thrilled to be the librarian at RPE. I have been an elementary school librarian for 16 years. Before I became a librarian, I practiced law for just over a decade. I have a B.A. in American Government and Psychology from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from NYU School of Law, and an M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. My major goal in teaching is to inspire my students to become lifelong learners. I agree with Henry L. Doherty, who said: "Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life." When I am not working, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my children, who live in Los Angeles. My son, Lucas, graduated from Yale University, and is a television screenwriter. My daughter, Caitlin, a Tisch School of the Arts/NYU graduate, is an aspiring actress.