Library policies, proceedures and schedules
Schedule and Procedures
Each class at HIS visits the library twice each week. Book checkout is part of one visit and Library Literacy time with Mrs. Elliot, Teacher Librarian is part of another visit. Students also use the remaing times to use the computer lab under the direction of their teacher. Silent Reading time is often a part of library visits as well.
Library Literacy Time
Mrs. Elliot reads aloud the annual list of Monarch books to 2-3rd grade students (and sometimes to 4th graders if it is a good one!) Students will vote for their favorite Monarch title in early March.
Mrs. Elliot's read alouds include instruction in information literacy skills, making this enjoyable time of reading together educationally purposeful.
Mrs. Elliot also gives instruction in basic keyboarding skills and in technology literacies such as copyright, creative commons, using features of word processing and best practices with presentation tools. Mrs. Elliot works with the classroom teachers to incorporate these lessons into information seeking projects.
Materials Selection and Reconsideration Requests
Two books at a time
Students normally may have two books checked out at a time. During the Caudill program fourth graders may also have a current Caudill checked out as a third book. We are happy to bend this rule when a need is demonstrated, such as information seeking assignments from the classroom teacher.
Students with overdue, damaged or lost books may NOT check out any materials until the book is returned or paid for.
Two weeks Circulation
Books are checked out to students for two weeks. They should be renewed to be kept longer.
We do NOT charge fines for late books, but students may not check out anything until the overdue book is returned.
Students are expected to pay for any items checked out to them which cannot be located and returned. Library staff always double checks in the library to eliminate the possibility of computer or library human error. Please communicate with Mrs. Brandt or Mrs. Schwab if you have concerns, but experience bears out.... lost books are usually found at home, somewhere...
Students are responsible for the care of books checked out to them. Accidents happen, but we insist our students are responsible for those accidents. If a book is returned damaged to the extent it will no longer be good for circulation, the student must pay for the book. A note or contact when damage has occured is appreciated.