Welcome to Ball's Bluff Elementary Library
Sara Crouch, Librarian/Media Specialist
Marlene Johnson, Library Assistant
Ball's Bluff Library is open Monday through Friday, 7:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students may check-out books, conduct research, or engage in other library activities. At no time during the school day are children excluded from the Library. All teachers are encouraged to send students to the Library as often as needed. Ms. Crouch and Mrs. Johnson are available to offer assistance
If you need to speak with the librarian, you may call the school at 571-252-2880 or you may send an email to Ms. Crouch at Sara.Crouch@lcps.org.
Library Policies and Procedures
Each library user is issued a library account at the beginning of the school year. Parents may apply for school library accounts and borrow print materials from the library collection. Non-print materials and equipment are not available for circulation to parents or students.
Generally, the quantity of materials that a student may check out fluctuates due to grade placement and research projects that classroom teachers may assign. In general, daily circulation limits are:
- Kindergarten 1
- Grade One 3
- Grades Two - Five 3
- Parents 5
Students and parents are expected to return materials in a timely fashion. Checkout period is one week, but materials may be renewed if presented at the library. Renewals may be limited if other students are waiting for an item. Students who have overdue items will receive a notice from the library.
In the event that a library book is lost or damaged, the student will be expected to pay the cost of replacing the book. If the book is found, the money may be refunded, if a replacement item has not already been purchased.