Policies

    • Students visit the library as part of the 3-day fixed Encore rotation. This means that students come to the library every THREE school days. The librarian teaches instructional lessons on one visit; students handle library business and checkouts on the next, about weekly. Students who need to checkout more frequently may do so before school or during the morning open access.
    • Kindergarten students check out 1 book at a time. Please note: While Kindergarten students begin visiting the library at the start of school they will not start checking out until after Fall Break. At that time, parents will be asked to give students permission to take books home. Without permission, students will checkout and keep their books at school.
    • Grades 1-5 can check out 2 books at a time. An override may be granted for students to check out more than that according to individual need and history of responsibility. Students are encouraged to check out additional books if needed for classroom assignments or to provide reading material during extended breaks.
    • Our students should be responsible and return library books when they are due. 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.
    • Overdue notices will be sent home with children regularly, through the classroom teacher. 
    • Parents are financially responsible if their child loses or damages a library book.
    • If a student has ongoing overdues or lost books, he/she will not be allowed further checkouts until the issues are resolved. 
    • Volunteers are welcome in the library on a regular basis or for special events. Please contact the librarian to find out how you can help.
    • Gently used book donations are welcome! Books that fit our collection needs will be added to the library. Those that don't will be donated to classroom libraries or traded through McKay's to purchase books that do.
  • We believe the Library Media Specialist will:

    • Promote a love of reading.
    • Create a safe and inviting environment for all learners. Cultivate a spirit of inquiry.
    • Collect a rich variety of resources to support the needs of each learner.
    • Provide equitable information access to all learners.
    • Teach learners:
      • To access information efficiently for a variety of purposes.
      • To evaluate and discern among information sources.
      • To use information critically, effectively, and ethically.
    • Collaborate with students and teachers to decide the best methods for creating and sharing information.
    • Integrate services with the school’s mission and goals.
    • Model lifelong learning by engaging in relevant and sustained professional development.