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July 27, 2017

Elementary School Library Media Center

Hours: Monday-Friday during the regular school year, 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

The elementary school has a permanent library collection that provides a wide selection of books, magazines and reference materials for all grades and reading levels, as well as computer software and videos. Students have a scheduled library class every six days, during which they receive instruction in the use of the library and its materials.

LIBRARY RULES 

  • > Students are expected to treat each other and the library's materials as they would like to be treated themselves.
  • > Internet access on computers must be used for research and educational purposes only.
  • > No gum is allowed

LOAN POLICY

 

 

Students borrow books during their scheduled library classes, however, books can be returned as soon as students have finished reading them. Books are loaned to students for one six-day rotation. Books signed out during library classes one week, for example, would be due no later than 8:30 a.m. on the morning of library class the following week. Returning books by 8:30 a.m. allows library staff to complete book check in and generate an overdue list before the start of library classes at 9 a.m. Books not returned to the library by 8:30 a.m. on the morning of their library class will be considered overdue.

Reference books, videos and computer software cannot be checked out to students or parents. However, access to encyclopedias, magazine articles and other research tools are available online 24 hours a day through online resources available on the elementary school library web page.

Students in grades 1-5 may check out up to two books at a time. Kindergarten students may check out one book.

 

 

EXTENDED BOOK LOAN PROGRAM

 

 

The elementary school library has an extended book loan program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:00 to 8:18 a.m. This allows students who finished their reading materials before their next library class to take out new books from the library. Please remember to return your library books when when you come to the library for the extended loan program.

 

 

LOST/OVERDUE BOOK POLICY

 

 

There are no fines for overdue library books, however, students who do not return their book(s) on the date it is due will not be allowed to borrow additional books until their next library class. Students who have library materials that are overdue for more than one month will receive a notice from their classroom teacher. Parents and guardians will be billed for books that are not returned by the last loan date in May. If an overdue charge is still outstanding at the start of school in September, students will have their library loan privileges suspended until the fee has been settled. Students will be billed for damaged or lost materials.

 

SEARCH OUR ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG

SEARCH OTHER ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOGS

 

 

Use these links to check for library materials at our elementary school, the local public library and other regional libraries.

DATABASES

 

 

Most available databases are gated or subscription-based, which requires a password. They may be accessed at school or from home by contacting the school library media specialist for the login credentials.   

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

"The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas." This mission is accomplished by:

  • > Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;
  • > Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas; and
  • > Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.   

For more information, contact Library Media Specialist Donna Wilkes, 895-8310, ext. 234, or paraprofessional Ginny Vincent, 895-8310, ext. 429.