Library


Library Hours

Before School
 Monday - Friday
8:30 to 8:45
Open for Scheduled Classes Only:
 Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:40 and 1:20 - 2:55 
Open for 4th & 5th Grade Lunch Recess:
12:40 - 1:20
After School:
 3:00 - 3:30 
(15 minutes after school lets out on minimum and Early Release days)

2016-2017 Library Schedule of Classes

MONDAY
Ms. Verwayen
Mrs. McGowan
Mrs. Shoemake
Mrs. Pierce
TUESDAY
Mrs. Burkhart
Mrs. Wiskel
Mrs.Grupp
Mrs. Barisone
WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Peters
Mrs.Doig
Mrs.McMillen
  
THURSDAY
Mrs.Lawless
Mrs.Bricker
Mrs.Miller
Mrs.Alexander
FRIDAY
Ms. Goertz
Mrs. Abajian
Mrs.Tinney

Library Check-Out Policy

Transitional-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Students may check out one book at a time and borrow it for one week. Books are due the day before their scheduled  library day. A second book may be checked out as needed for class assignments.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Students my check out two books and borrow them for two weeks. Books can be renewed up to two times. A third book may be checked out as needed for class assignments.

Library and Textbook Care

A new school year has begun and there are many new and wonderful experiences awaiting our students. One of the exciting things about a new school year is receiving your textbooks and checking out library books. You can do your part to help maintain these materials in the following ways:
  • Cover all hardcover textbooks that go home, currently there is just the Science textbook. Brown paper bags make excellent book covers.
  • Please do not use self-stick materials to cover books.
  • Always have clean hands when reading /using books and remember to turn the pages from the top.
  • Find a place for library books and textbooks away from pets and younger siblings.
  • Do not put books in backpacks with lunches.  Drinks and food may leak out onto the books and cause permanent damage. Students are encouraged to keep a jumbo sized Ziplock bag with their name and the words "Library Book" written on it in their backpack to transport library books to and from school. Placing their books in the bag will help protect them should an accident happen. The average cost to replace a textbooks is $50.00, library books range from $5.00 to  $40.00..
  • All Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students were provided with a blue plastic bag to transport their book back and forth to school in. These students must return their books to school in the blue bag each week in order to check out another book.
  • Please do not mend library or textbooks at home. Send damaged books to the library for proper repair.
If a textbook or library book is lost or damaged beyond repair, parents will be billed for the replacement cost. If you locate a lost library or textbook within three months of paying for it, please return it to the library and reimbursement will be requested from the District Office (we do not keep funds at the school).

Library Manners

In order for each student to experience the best possible library experience all students are taught to respect and display the following manners while visiting the library:

*Always talk in whispers while in the library.

*Always leave the library in the condition you found it in or better.

*Always return unwanted books to the shelf where you found them or give them to the librarian.

*Use the library to read, find books and do research.

*Never run, push or yell in the library.

Welcome to your Library

Here are some of the things you can expect from and offered by your library this year:
  • The library will be promoting the very best of children’s literature. 
  • I will be doing my very best to get (or keep) students “hooked on reading” by recommending specific reading materials to each individual.
  • I will be adding new titles this year of the latest and most exciting new books for our readers, including quality non-fiction specifically selected to help meet the Common Core requirements.
  • Students will be learning library skills appropriate to their grade level through fun activities.
  • I will be working with classroom teachers to help students find materials suited to their interests and abilities.
  • Look for the addition of e-books this year!
  • Parents or Grandparents can celebrate a special event in their child’s life by enrolling them in the Celebration Book Club.
  • 4th and 5th grade students are invited to use the library during lunch recess to read, study, do homework or perhaps play a game of chess.
  • Watch for more information on these additional special events; web-cast author visits, I Love Reading Week, Culture Club, the annual Lake Forest Writing Contest, Earth Day recycling projects, Fall and Spring Book Fairs and much more.

I am very excited about this coming year and committed to making the library your favorite place at school!
Parents or grandparents who would like to volunteer to help in the library, please let me know. I’d love to have you!

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Carpenter

 
 
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