Welcome!

  • The school library's mission is to foster the critical thinking skills that allow students to: locate, evaluate, and ethically make use of information, appreciate literature, develop ideas, and become lifelong learners.
  • Kandace Stephenson

    Halls Elementary Librarian
    kandace.stephenson@knoxschools.org 
     
     

    Natali Winters

    Library Secretary
    natali.winters@knoxschools.org
     
     
    Halls Library Hours
    7:25 - 2:45 
    Encore Rotation: 
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    Open Access: 
    Each Morning - 7:25-7:50
    Wednesday - All Day
     
     
    Click below to make Open Access Reservations 
     
     
  • Epic Class Code WMI-6150

TEL Resources

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    Gale in Context
     
    Early World of Learning
    World Book Kids
    World Book Student
    World Book Discover
    World Book
     
     
  • Students learning in the library
  • Patrons of the HES School Library will:
    Be Respectful

    Treat all books and library materials with care.

    Show respect to all library staff, volunteers, and classmates.

    Share. Be a helper. Speak kindly.

    Be Responsible

    Use walking feet at all times.

    Use a quiet voice in the library.

    Be gentle with all library materials - including books, shelf markers, and supplies.

    Be Ready to Learn

    Listen carefully to directions.

    Sit safely and keep hands and feet to yourself.

    Follow the first request from Ms. Stephenson or any adult in the library.

     
    Checking Out Books

    Students visit the library twice every three weeks as part of the Encore rotation schedule. Books are checked out for two weeks, but may be renewed as often as needed. Students may check out books during their library instruction time as well as during Open Access library times (Monday-Friday 7:25-7:50 AM). Students in Kindergarten and First Grade may check out one book at a time, and students in Second through Fifth Grades may check out two books at a time.
     
    What To Do About Overdue Books

    The Library Staff at Halls Elementary wants to encourage students to be responsible and return library books when they are due.  However, we all forget sometimes!  If you have a book that is overdue, bring it back to the library as soon as possible.  Our library does not charge fines for overdue books. 
     
    Parents are financially responsible for library books that are lost or damaged by their children. Fees are assessed based on the current cost of a library bound and processed replacement from Follett Titlewave. Fines for lost and/or damaged library books are due before the end of each school year.