Using Your Library
Circulation Policies and Procedures
The library is open throughout the school day for classes, research, and book exchange. Students visit weekly with their class for a library lesson and book check-out, and may visit at other times when scheduled classes are not using the library.
Books are checked out for one week and may be renewed. Check-out limits for each grade:
Students who lose, damage, or forget to return a book will not be allowed 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!
Grades K-2 have one 45-minute library class every 6 days. Students typically participate in read-aloud storytimes that introduce them to fiction/nonfiction, literary genres, authors, book parts, and basic knowledge of library organization. During book selection time, students are guided in their choices of appropriate books depending on their interest and reading levels. Grade 2 receives additional instruction in introductory research and reference skills. Grades 3, 4, and 5 meet once every 6 days for 45-minute library classes that build on all the previous skills in order to develop 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.
Beginning in the 2nd semester of second grade, students are instructed in the use of our DESTINY online library catalog to search for books.