• How many books can I check out from the media center?

    Kindergarten through Second grade scholars may check out up to two books at a time.  

    Third through Fifth Grade scholars may check out three books at a time.

    Books must be either turned in or brought to the Media Center for renewal on your media day in order to check out new books.

     

    What if I lose or damage a book?

    If you damage a book,return it to the Media Center. Depending on the damage, we may be able to repair the book. If we can repair the book and return it to the shelf, you will not be charged a fee.

    If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, we can let you know the replacement cost for the book. You must pay the total replacement cost of the item. The Media Center will send home a bill for payment of the item. If the book is lost, please keep your receipt of payment. If the item is found within the fiscal year, we will reimburse your money.

    If you cannot pay for your lost or damaged book, you can Read Down Your Fines.  This program allows students to come to the library during open check out and read for 15 minutes at a time to "Read Down Your Fines" and earn one library buck to put towards paying off your library fines.

     

    When can I check out books?

    In addition to during your media center specials every other week, open check out is from 7:50-8:30 a.m.   

     

    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! We continuously need help shelving books, repairing books, and straightening the shelves. We also need assistance stamping new books, preparing books for Title I cataloging, and labeling books. We always need volunteers for our Book Fair, which is held twice a year. 

     

    How are books in the Media Center selected?

    Materials are selected to support the curriculum and instructional program of the school and the needs of the school community. Materials added to the collection support the educational goals of the school, are examples of literary and artistic excellence, and/or have favorable reviews from professional sources that are reputable and unbiased.

    Examples of professional resources used in the selection of materials include:

    School Library Journal

    Horn Book

    Book List


    Materials are weeded continuously based on condition and relevance to the curriculum and educational goals. (AR 6161.3)

    Reconsideration of Materials

    A systematic process shall be used in dealing with challenges to the use of educational materials. Educational materials include print and non-print materials used in the instructional program. The term "challenged" refers to a formal objection that a parent or legal guardian of a student presents to the school concerning the use of any educational materials.

    If a parent or legal guardian objects to any educational material(s), he or she shall initiate the objection with the local school principal, who shall discuss the objection with the complainant. If the principal is unable to resolve the problem without prohibiting further use of the material(s) in question, the complainant may submit a formal, written challenge in the official form, Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of Educational Materials, provided by the principal.

    If the material(s) in question is restricted to use in a local school, a study of the formal written complaint shall be made by the local school review committee within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the formal challenge. The principal will notify the complainant in writing of the committee's decision within five (5) days of the decision. The committee consists of the Principal, Assistant  Superintendent, one teacher from the subject area or grade level of the challenged material, media coordinator, and PTA president or other parent designee.

    If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision of the school review committee, he or she may appeal that decision to the Board of Education in accordance with the Parent and Student Grievance Procedure Policy 5145 , within five (5) days of the decision.

Last Modified on May 11, 2022