Library Policies and Procedures...
Our school library serves every staff member and every student in our school in every grade—Preschool—Fifth! We see every class once a week.
Kindergarten - First Grade: 30-minute class with every week checkout. Teachers will also have the oppotunity to sign up as needed to collaborate on projects, research, or anything else I can support them with throughout the school year.
Second- Fifth Grade: 30-minute class with every other week checkout. Teachers will also have the oppotunity to sign up as needed to collaborate on projects, research, or anything else I can support them with throughout the school year.
Although each class has a scheduled library time, students are permitted to check out books on any day, at any time, as long as they are not missing out on classroom instructional time and have returned their other library books. We encourage students to check out books that are “just right” for them. Choosing a “just right” book is taught and discussed in library lessons as well as part of reading instruction in the classroom. To help assist students in finding a “just right” book, there is a link on the Library’s website.
Students may check out the number of books as follows; however, if the class is doing a special project, they are permitted to check out additional books during that time:
Kindergarten - 2nd: 2
3rd - 5th: 3
If a student does not return their library books on their scheduled library class day, they will not be able to check out additional books that would exceed their grade level limit. During their class checkout/read time of library time, they will be able to read a magazine or bring their own book from home or the classroom to read. An added bonus this year, is a small Makerspace that will be available for students during specific library lessons or after checkout as well!
A great amount of time and effort goes in to selecting, organizing, and caring for our growing library collection. We appreciate parents’ support in helping your children responsibly handle and take care of their library books at home. During library lessons, students will review specific examples as well. The most common mistake is having a book next to a drink in a backpack. Liquid and books do not mix! We tell students that if there is any damage—wet, torn pages, markings—to bring the book to us as soon as possible so that we can try to salvage or repair it. In the case that we cannot, it will be necessary to collect payment so that we can replace the book.
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