How many books can I check out from the media center?
Students in Kindergarten and First Grade may check out one book at a time from the media center. Students in Second through Fifth Grade may check out two books at a time. Books may be returned and new ones checked out any morning during open circulation as long as you check in with your teacher first, or during your class checkout time.
What if my books are overdue?
Just bring them back to the media center and we will be happy to renew them for you if you are still reading them. If you are finished with them, just return them to the book drop in the media center. We do not have overdue charges though if you lose the book, we do ask you to pay for it to cover purchasing a library bound replacement. Please do not purchase a new copy of the book to send in, as we prefer to have library bound copies so they last longer for more students to read.
What if I lose or damage a book?
If you damage a book, bring it to the media center. Depending on the damage, we may be able to repair the books and only charge a repair fee to cover materials. If you lose a book, we can let you know the replacement cost so we can order a new copy for others to enjoy. Please do not purchase a new copy of the book to send in, as we prefer to have library bound copies so they last longer for more students to read.
When can I check out books?
The media center will be open for circulation in the mornings from 8:30-8:55, but you must check in with your teacher first. Your class will also checkout during your media special or if you teacher sets up a time.
How can I volunteer in the media center and what do you need help with?
We are always looking for volunteers in the media center. Help is needed daily in shelving books as we are lucky to have so many avid readers in our school. (We circulate about 5,000 books a month.) In addition, there are other times we need volunteers such as book fair twice a year and end of year inventory. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have you! Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you are interested. We will show you what to do, so don't worry if you don't know the Dewey Decimal system!