•    The library is a part of the encore rotation. Students in grades K-5 come to the library for a lesson and book selection every EIGHT school days. We offer open access from 10:30 - 2:30 for students, so students don't have to wait for their library day to exchange their books. Mrs. Jackie checks out books to students during that time while Mrs. Dougan teaches. Students are encouraged to let their classroom teachers know when they need to check out a new book and teachers will let students come down to the library as their schedule allows. Kindergarten students may check out one book at a time and students in grades 1-5 may check out two books at a time.
       Students are taught to be responsible library patrons. We discuss taking care of the books and to return the books when they are finished with them. Occassionally books are lost or damaged, and these books will need to be paid for so replacement books can be purchased. Last year we had a number of books that were damaged because of leaky water bottles in backpacks. If your child carries a water bottle in their backpack, please make sure the bottle is placed in a closeable plastic bag. Thank you.
       Accelerated Reader is a very important program at Brickey-McCloud. PTO very generously purchases our subscription to Renaissance Place, so we have access to all available AR quizzes. We have thousands and thousands of books in our library that have AR quizzes. This year students in grades 2-5 will be participating in our series reading program and students in K and 1 will be turning in reading logs as well. Every student will have the opportunity to receive a charm for their charm bracelets if they complete their reading goals. Please reach out to Mrs. Dougan if you have questions about the series reading program or our reading plans for K and 1.
    Home Connect is a valuable tool for parents that tracks how your child is progressing toward their goals. Be looking for information to be sent home soon that will tell you your logins. AR Bookfinder can also be used to help you look up the AR levels of books.