Our children are watching us, listening to us, and looking to us for guidance. Families, please take time for conversations about race and racism--as recent events have shown, it could not be more crucial. Sharing books can be a great springboard for discussion.Hereare some excellent resources.
Third and fourth graders are occasionally allowed an additional book when doing research projects with librarian and/or teacher approval.
The loan period for books is two weeks. Books can be renewed a maximum of two times unless another student has placed a hold request on the title. There are no fines for late returns; however, parents are charged for lost or damaged books.
The loan period for magazines is one day. Magazines cannot be renewed.
It is an important principle of the library that children feel it is their space. The librarians offer guidance, but at the same time we encourage children to feel comfortable exploring the library and confident in making their own choices. For this reason, although parents are welcome to come to the library with children to choose books together, we do not allow parents to take out books for their children.
Occasionally, parents come to the library looking for a quiet place to work for an hour or two while waiting to pick up children from school or before participating in classroom activities. While the library is not an appropriate place for parents to work on a regular basis, we will do our best to accommodate such occasional requests. We ask parents to abide by our rules prohibiting eating, drinking, and cell phone use (texting is okay), and to keep in mind that we may ask them to relocate to a different part of the library if necessary.