About the Library Media Center
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students check out one book at a time and first and second graders check out two books at a time after routines and procedures are solidly established. When a student joins the Birthday Book Club he or she may have an additional Birthday Book Club book for a week and second grade library helpers may also check out an additional book each week. It is expected that students return previously checked out books before choosing new ones.
If a student is late for school or forgets to put their books in the bin, the books should be brought to the media center and placed in the book drop during the scheduled class time or before classes begin on any school day.
If your child forgets his or her books on their library day, he or she may exchange books before classes begin on any day of the week between 8:10 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. by using the library pass in his or her classroom.
Will students have to pay for an overdue book?
Can students renew a book?
If a student loses or has misplaced a book, please send a note to the library media specialist. We will check the library shelves for the book, however, if we cannot locate it we will place the book in a lost or missing status on the student’s account. Once we have received acknowledgement of the lost or missing item and/or payment from the parent, students will resume checking out books.
Damaged books should be returned in person to the library media specialist. The library media specialist will send home a letter stating the replacement cost of the book.
Students are encouraged to demonstrate the following media manners every time they visit the Library Media Center:
- Watch the teacher and follow directions the first time given.
- Raise your hand before you speak
- Always use a shelfmarker to keep the shelves neat and tidy.
- Good friends keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves.
- Use your 6-inch voices at all times.
- Walking feet will keep you safe.
How can parents volunteer in the library?
We welcome adult help with circulation, shelving books, laminating, copying, book processing, book repair, and so much more! If you would like to lend a hand in the library, please contact the library media specialist at 240-236-2811.