Library & Media Center

Classes

  • Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-grade students visit the Library for a regularly scheduled class period
  • Middle school teachers coordinate with the librarian to schedule research skills instruction.  Middle school students may visit the Library during their lunch/recess break to checkout books or to use reference materials, including online resources.
  • Scheduled classes are structured to integrate the American - Association of School Librarians’ standards-based Information Literacy Curriculum with the grade-level curriculum
  • Particular emphasis is placed on fostering appreciation of children’s fiction and nonfiction literature
  • Discussions of books relate to faith values, geography, history and other pertinent topics
  • The librarian also instructs PreK through Fifth-grade students in Cybercitizenship, completing the Archdiocesan program on Internet Safety
  • Book Checkout:
    • Students in First grade may check out one book for a one- or two-week period
    • Students in Second through Eighth grade may check out two books for a two-week period, with the option of renewal as needed
    • Students may check out one or more additional books needed to complete a school assignment for a two-week period, with the option of renewal as needed
    • Overdue fines are not charged, but students with one or more overdue books may not check out additional books
    • The lost book fee is $15 per title

 Collection

  • There are four computers available for supervised student use.  An additional computer is dedicated to catalogue searches and circulation procedures
  • Library resources include a sizeable collection of fiction picture books, featuring classics, Caldecott winners, and other notable titles
  •  The Fiction collection offers choices in all the genres for Early Readers, Young Readers, Intermediate Grades, as well as Middle School Grades and features a comprehensive Newbery collection. - - The Nonfiction collection features books in the categories of Folk and Fairy Tales, Astronomy, Earth Science, Plant and Animal Life, Technology, the Arts, and Sports.  Recent additions are updating the Biography collection in both subject matter and reading level

Donations

  • The Library gladly accepts donations of books needed to grow the collection
  • Gifts of new books to honor a student’s birthday or another occasion may be coordinated with the librarian and are recognized with a special book plate
  • Donations of gently-used books may also be accepted on an as-needed basis

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