• Birthday Books!


    Catoctin Elementary Library is pleased to announce the Birthday Books Program. Children have a special appreciation for the books they “select” to add to our library.  They enjoy sharing them with their classmates, teachers, and family.  The books will remain in the library throughout all their years at Catoctin Elementary. This is a wonderful way to commemorate a very special occasion, to help our library maintain a high-quality collection, and to affirm the importance of books and libraries. Here’s how the program works:


    • If you wish to participate, regardless of when your child’s birthday is, complete the form below and return it to your child’s teacher with your donation of $20.00. Most children’s hardbound books cost between $18 and $20. The library will subsidize any additional cost.

    • Checks should be made payable to Catoctin Elementary School. Monies collected through this program are used to purchase additional books and enrichment materials for our school library.

    • I will invite your child to the library to choose a book (from a selection of recently received, new books) to be marked with a bookplate featuring your child’s name and birth date. Your child will then be the first student to check out the book before it becomes a part of our collection.

    The library cannot accept donations of books for this program. All materials added to our collection must meet standards of content and durability; these standards are met by the pre-selected titles. 


    Download the Birthday Books flyer here: Birthday Books Flyer