Hi! I’m Kristin Rodell and together with Mindy Knaak, our fabulous library aide, we will be helping your students in the library media center this year. Mrs. Knaak and I have enjoyed having the kids in the library the last couple of weeks. Their manners and enthusiasm for our media center and the fabulous new collection of books has made our job a joy. I wanted you to be aware of a few library policies that will help make our media center a great resource for everyone:
Students will attend library with their class at least once a week. All students will be able to check out during this time in addition to participating in a lesson or activity.
Students have been issued lanyards with IDs. An ID will be required for open check out. Open check out is any time outside of their weekly library time. If a student has lost his/her ID, s/he can still check out during their weekly class library time. Replacement IDs are $3.00. If this cost causes a financial burden, please let me know so we can make arrangements.
Books are due 2 weeks from the date they are checked out. Students may bring their book(s) to school to renew them if they’d like to keep them longer.
A student with an overdue book may not check out until the overdue book is returned.
We do not charge fines for overdue books. We only charge for books that are damaged or lost.
Email notices will automatically populate for any books that are 14 or more days overdue.
We have a great selection of books but are working hard to make it even better. I’ve told the kids to let me know if there are titles they’d like that are appropriate. I will do my best to add them to our collection. One way you can help our library out is to shop our school book fair coming up during conferences. Students will be able to shop during school hours Wednesday, September 22. Families will be able to shop from 8 am - 8 pm during conferences Thursday, September 23. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.