Using Your Library


    Circulation Policies and Procedures
    The library is open throughout the school day for classes, research, and book exchange. Students visit each cycle with their class for a library lesson and book check-out.  With teacher permission, children are welcome to exchange books throughout the day
    Books are checked out for one week and may
    be renewed.  Check-out limits for each grade:
    • Kindergarten - 1 book                                                                                                              
    • First grade - 2 books
    • Second grade - 3 books                                                                    
    • Third grade - 4 books
    • Fourth grade - 5 books
    • Fifth grade - 6 books
    Students who lose, damage, or forget to return a book will not be permitted to take out another book until that one is returned or a replacement fee is paid. There are no fines for late books.  
    Please be sure to keep library books in a safe, clean, dry place so all our books are returned in good condition for others to enjoy!
    Library Classes
    Grades K-2 have one 45 minute library class per A/B cycle.  Students typically participate in read-aloud storytimes that introduce them to fiction/nonfiction, literary genres, authors, foundations of research, parts of a book, and basic knowledge of library organization.  During book selection time, students are guided in their choice of appropriate books depending on their interests and reading levels.  Grades 3 - 5 meet for one 45 minute library class during the A/B cycle.  They receive instruction in introductory research and reference skills.  These sessions enable our students to grow and develop as independent and critical readers and users of library and information resources.  At all grade levels, the teachers and teacher-librarian reinforce appropriate reading strategies and encourage self-selection of library materials. 
    OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog - Destiny Quest
    Beginning in second grade, students are instructed in the use of our online library catalog, "Destiny Quest" to search for books.