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Hi! My name is Vanessa Kruse and I am a certified librarian at La Vega Primary School. I have worked in this district for 17 years and absolutely love it! I have been married for 34 years to an ag teacher so education is a part of who we are. I have two grown children, a daughter and a son and I am blessed with the sunshines of my grandchildren: Jacob, Braelynn, Khloe, Dakota, Landon and Ty.
I am a late bloomer so I went back to school in 1992 and received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Tarleton State University in 1995. I have taught first, second and third grades. In 2001 I got my Learning Resources endorsement so I could become a certified librarian. My first librarian job was here at La Vega Primary and I've been here ever since. I had the opportunity to go back to school to work on my Master's through Tarleton State University and graduated with a degree in Educational Administration on August 9, 2014.
I love to spend time with my family, read, camp and cook.

My goal is to instill a love of stories in our students and get them excited about the adventures awaiting them inside a book.
P. S. Be sure and check out photos of our latest events happening in the library!

Recent Posts

Storybook Character Pumpkin Contest

We will have our annual Storybook Character Pumpkin Contest the week of Oct 24-28. Pumpkins can be decorated as your favorite storybook character by painting or gluing. NO PUMPKINS THAT ARE CARVED OR PUNCTURED IN ANY WAY WILL BE ACCEPTED! They do not last the week and end up leaking juices on our bookshelves. These are due Monday, Oct 24, 2016 (NO EARLIER) and will be sent home on Friday, Oct.28, 2016. Any pumpkins left at the school after 3:30 on this day will be put in the trash. We will announce the winners on Wed. Oct. 26, 2016.

Dr. Seuss Day

March 2, 2017 we will celebrate Dr. Seuss Day by dressing up as our favorite Dr. Seuss character. How creative can you get? In the past we have had characters such as Cat in the Hat, Daisy Head Mayzie, Thing 1 & Thing 2, Sam I Am, Sally (from Cat in the Hat). The possibilities are endless!

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair will be held Feb.6-10, 2017. If you come to eat Valentine Breakfast with your student please feel free to stop in and see what books we have. These would be a great Valentine gift for your child(ren).

Father/ Son Dino Dig

My annual Father/Son Dino Dig will be held in the library on January 17, 2016. PK will come from 5:00-6:00 and K will come 6:00-7:00. This is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandpas to come read dinosaur books, color dinosaur pictures and enjoy some light snacks.

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will be held Nov. 14- 17th. I hope you will enjoy Thanksgiving lunch with your student and stop in to see what all the book fair has to offer. This is a great opportunity to buy books for Christmas gifts!

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Our annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party will be held this year on September 22, 2016. PK will come from 5:00-6:00 and K will come from 6:00-7:00. This is an opportunity to come read some princess books, color some princess pictures and enjoy some light snacks.