Using the LMC's Collection:
When may students check out materials from the library?
Students are scheduled for a once a week visit to the LMC. Materials may be checked out during regularly scheduled library times (see Schedule of Classes), or on any school day during regular school hours. Students are encouraged to visit the LMC for new materials anytime between their assigned library classes.
What materials may students borrow from the library?
Students may check out books from the Fiction, Nonfiction, Everybody, and “I Can Read” sections of the library. A selection of magazines is also available for checkout.
How do students select their books?
Students are encouraged to make selections based on their own reading levels, interests, and curriculum needs. During library class time, students learn strategies, such as the five finger test, for selecting books on an appropriate reading level. Students are encouraged to make selections from both the fiction and nonfiction collections during each visit.
What is the due date for books and magazines?
Books and magazines may be kept for one week. If a book is needed for a longer time, it needs to be returned to the library for renewal. If books or magazines are kept beyond the due date, an overdue notice may be sent. Overdue items must be returned before other items may be checked out.
If you have questions about an overdue notice, please contact Kathy Wachs, Stormonth School Librarian. Occasionally, the book does not cancel correctly on the computer and may be on the shelf. Sometimes, parents may send a book back to the school with a child, but it does not make it to the library. Either way, please let us know and we'll "track it down."
What happens if a book or magazine is damaged or lost?
Students are responsible for the materials checked out to them. During library class time, students learn important rules that will help them take care of books. Unfortunately, the unexpected happens. Puppies chew on books, water bottles leak in backpacks, and younger siblings use library materials as coloring books! If a book is damaged, report the damage to the librarian. In many cases, we can mend the book. If the book is beyond repair, you will be billed for the replacement cost.
Book Care Rules
•Keep books in a safe place away from pets and small children.
•Keep books dry by carrying them in a waterproof backpack or ziplock type bag.
•Turn the pages carefully from the edges.
•If a book is damaged, return it to the library for mending. NEVER try to mend it at home. We have special materials for mending books.
•Return books to the library each week, so that you may make new selections.
Using the LMC's Computers:
When may students use the computers in the library?
Several computers are available for student use in the library. During regularly scheduled class time, the students in the library class have priority use for library class projects and to access the online catalog.
When computers are not being used by library classes, students from other classes may use the computers.
Are students allowed to access the Internet in the Library?
In order to access the Internet in our schools, the Fox Point-Bayside School District requires that parents and students sign an Acceptable Use Policy.
Adapted from LMC Policies & Procedures, John Newbery Elementary School. Jeanne Barnes, Teacher-Librarian.