Library
Hunter, Laura, Kellye

Welcome, I am Ms. Stillwell, your cheerful librarian at Sour Lake Elementary. I am a graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School. I have two wonderful children, Hunter Stillwell, 22 yrs. old, he is a Paramedic, and Kellye Stillwell, 17 yrs. old, she is in the 12th grade. I am from Dayton, Ohio, but moved to Sour Lake when I was 7. I have lived in Sour Lake for more than 38 years. This will be my 6th year as the librarian at SLE, and I must say, this has been the most rewarding job that I have ever had!!


Our library at SLE has an extensive variety of books available for student and faculty checkout. Also, we offer Accelerated Reader. This is a wonderful program used as a supplement to our reading curriculum. Students select a fiction or non-fiction book to read and then take a computerized quiz over the book. Teachers use the information to check a student's reading comprehension. This is a fun way for students to master reading skills for each grade level. If you would like to email me at laurastillwell@hjisd.net, then I can send you information on how to log on from home onto the AR website and you can see how your child is doing on their AR testing throughout the day. At no time what so ever are the children allowed to AR test from home. The test will be deleted. They may only test from school and at the available times. 


 Encourage children to read on a daily basis, set aside 30 minutes each night and read together as a family, each one with their own book or let them read a book to you. Make it fun and they will want to do it!





  • SLE library regular schedule:
  • Open checkout starts after morning announcements.
  • The library closes at 2:30 pm each day. 
  • The library will be closed for special school functions.