Welcome to the Cardinal Library

Cardinal’s Library Mission:

To create a warm and welcoming environment where students are empowered to become lifelong learners, lovers of reading, and effective users of ideas and information!

Book Checkout:

  • Students in Kindergarten may borrow up to one book
  • Students in 1st grade may borrow up to three books at a time.
  • Students in 2nd grade may borrow up to five books at a time.
  • Students in grades 3rd-5th may borrow as many books as they are responsible for.
  • Items are checked out for two weeks at a time and can be renewed for an additional two weeks.
  • Students who finish their books before their scheduled library time are encouraged to come to the library during our open checkout every morning from 8:35-8:50.

Meet the Library Staff

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Jill Miller

I am the School Library Media Specialist for Cardinal Elementary. This is my 6th year as a Library Media Specialist. Prior to working in a school library, I taught secondary Social Studies for 13 years. While working as a teacher my passion for information, research and technology grew, driving me to obtain a School Media Specialist Certification. I strive to invoke passion into our young readers, and bring 21st-century skills and technology into the Media Center.

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Ceecee Broderick

Assistant Librarian

My name is Celia (CeeCee) Broderick, and I have been working at McKinley Elementary since 2006. I work in the Library and assist in classrooms. I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life and attended Arlington Public Schools. I have four children (and four grandchildren) and my two younger kids are former McKinley students. I have an M.Ed. (2006) from Marymount U, and a B.S./Business (1989) from George Mason U. I love living in Arlington and especially enjoy our libraries and parks. In my free time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and gardening.

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Kathleen Michael

Instructional Assistant

Hi—I am Kathleen Michael, and I began working at McKinley--now Cardinal--as a part-time library assistant in 2017. Before coming to McKinley, I was a full-time library assistant at Drew Elementary for the previous ten years—and prior to that worked there part-time and also as a substitute for APS. I’ve raised two children who also attended APS, and before that happened, I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with my M.F.A. in English. I enjoy all kinds of creative writing—and I have a dream of maybe one day writing a children’s book or two of my own!

Opportunity to Meet an Author!

Stuart Gibbs is coming to the R.E.A.D. Book Nook

On March 8th Stuart Gibbs will be visiting the R.E.A.D Book Nook! From 6:00-7:30. For more information check out the Book Nook's website.