Elementary Library Information:
Teacher Librarian – Mrs. Faulk
Library Assistant – Mrs. Yoo
Monday to Friday 7:45 – 3:30
The library is open during afternoon recess on a rotation schedule for students. Monday: 1st grade, Tuesday: 3rd grade, Wednesday: 2nd grade, Thursday: 4th grade and Friday: 5th grade. Parents may check out materials from 7:45 to 3:30, however the best time to come is from 1:45-3:00. If you would like to speak with Mrs. Faulk, please schedule an appointment by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary Library Borrowing Policy:
Students in grades K-1 may borrow 1 book at a time and grades 2-5 may borrow 2 books at a time. Students may exchange them as many times a week as they wish. Students in grade 2-5 are also able to check out audio books. Classroom teachers have library passes that students may use to visit the library on their afternoon recess rotation day. A third book may be borrowed if it is needed for a class project.
Primary students check out their books for one week. Intermediate students check out their books for two weeks at a time. If a student is not finished with the book they may renew it as often as necessary, as long as it is not reserved for another child.
Parents are invited to set up a library account and may borrow up to 5 books per child at a time. Books may be exchanged as often as desired. Parents may chose books, videos, or audiobooks from the regular collection of either library.
Lost books - If a book has been overdue for more than a month, the library will send a reminder note home, including the cost of the book. If the book cannot be found it must be paid for so that the child can resume borrowing books from the library. If the book is found and is returned in good condition after it has been paid for, the child will be reimbursed for the cost of the book.
Elementary Library Program:
All students have a scheduled library class every 4 days.
Each 50-minute library class includes a lesson and a book exchange time for the students.
Lessons topics cover:
* use of the library
* finding and caring for materials
* developing research and information literacy skills
* literature/language art topics related to classroom themes
Reading with Your Child
Reading with your child in ANY language is an invaluable part of developing literacy skills. Show your children that you enjoy reading, too! For tips on reading with your child, lists of award-winning books, and recommendations from students, please visit the Elementary Library Website (see link above).
Here's a link to a great article on the benefits of reading aloud to your children. It has excellent tips for reading aloud to children at different age levels, and includes a list of recommended books.
Library News and Events:
Please visit the Elementary Library Website for updates on what's happening at each grade level, teacher resources, parent resources, student work samples, and special events.