Joanna Ersland - Librarian
Mrs Ersland


Welcome to the Highland Park library! My name is Mrs. Joanna Ersland and this is my 18th year  teaching and my 8th year as the librarian. My goal is to provide quality, standards-based literacy instruction while also providing stimulating classic and modern literature to all the students at HPE. I also organize and facilitate Battle of the Books (for fifth and sixth graders) and the annual Spelling Bee (for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders). 

Open Checkout Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 12:00-1:30
Wednesday: 11:15-1:45

We are an Accelerated Reader school! What does this mean for our library? That means that our books are coded according to the A.R. levels. This makes it easy for our students to choose books appropriate for their reading level(s). Our library is organized into three categories: easy fiction, chapter books, and nonfiction. The majority of the books in these sections are A.R. books. 

Phone: 480-832-3034 ext. 311
Email: joanna.ersland@gilbertschools.net