• Library Staff

    • Frank Kleyn - Teacher-Librarian (x 4134)
    • Library Technician (x 1355)

     

    Mission and Curriculum

    The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

      

    Independent Student Use of the Library

    We welcome independent student use of the library.  

    • From 9:15am-3:35pm, students who need a new book may visit the library independently.
    • Students should have a hall pass.
    • Students may use the library after school with adult supervision until 4pm.

    Recess Use of the Library

    • Students should have a hall pass.
    • If they are bringing books, papers, etc. students will need to drop them off in the library before lunch.
    • No Chromebooks unless with teacher permission to work on an assignment.
    • Students may not go back to their room or walk the halls for any reason.
    • Students using the library at recess can do so only for only one recess.  The other recess is for outside exercise.
    • Students must leave at the end of recess.

     

    Number of Books Students May Have Checked Out On Their Library Account

    • K, 1, 2 - Three books
    • 3, 4, 5 - Four books

     

    Returning Books to the Library

    • Students are encouraged to return books as soon as possible. They don’t have to wait until library day to return books.
    • Return books to the classroom return box or to the library.
    • Students will not be able to go back to class if they forget to return books prior to library.

    Tips For Returning Books

    Here are some tips to help your students build the responsibility of returning books.

    • Keep library books in your backpack.  You'll always know where it is.
    • When you finish a book, return it ASAP.
    • Put "Library Day" on your home calendar so you remember to return books.
    • On the morning of library day, return books to your classroom return bin. 

     

    Overdue Books and Lost Book Fines

    • Books become overdue after three weeks.
    • Students will be reminded about overdue books.
    • Check out stops when there are two or more overdue books. 
    • If a student is unable to check out due to lost books, the family may contact the library to let us know that they are aware of the situation.  Once the family contacts the library, the student may continue checking out books.
    • Families will be notified if a book is lost and have an opportunity to replace it. 

     

    Damaged Books and Replacements

    • Water bottles are the #1 reason books are damaged.  Carry water bottles in a separate bag. Do not put them in backpacks.
    • Students should bring damaged books to the library as soon as possible.
    • Families will be notified if a book is damaged and have an opportunity to replace it. 

     

    Using The Library Website 

    Our library website has a lot of useful and fun information for our library users.  At our site you can... 

    • Search the catalog
    • Learn about new books
    • Print award book challenges to stretch readers
    • Recommend new books for the library
    • Explore content area internet links
    • Find helpful technology links and how-to information
    • View student projects
    • View library photos and videos