|Lovettsville E.S. Library |
Mrs. Maggie Hyman,
| Mrs. Lucy Foit, |
Our Lovettsville Elementary School Library Mission Statement: :
To support the school's curriculum through student and teacher access to the library collection.
To foster the academic success of all students through lessons in the library which teach information literacy skills and reinforce Virginia Standards of Learning.
To promote reading and the love of books.
To equip students to become lifelong learners who use information critically, ethically, and creatively.
Our Student Circulation Policy:
Items are checked out for two weeks.
Students visit the library each week for forty minutes during their scheduled class time. Students may check out materials at this time as well as all day with a pass from their teacher.
K - 1 book
1st - 2 books
2nd - 2 books -OR - 1 book and 1 magazine
3rd - 3 books -OR- 2 books and 1 magazine
4th - 3 books -OR- 2 books and 1 magazine
5th - 3 books -OR- 2 books and 1 magazine
1. Only back issues of magazines may be checked out.
2. Students may renew for an additional 2 weeks.
3. Students who have overdue books may select an "Honor" book. Honor books are offered to ensure every child has a book .
4. Lost or damaged books must be paid for.
5. Lost books which have been paid for -then found- will only be refunded if a replacement book has not yet been made.
Overdue notices will be sent out quarterly.
In May you will receive a missing or lost book notice. Then a payment notice in June will follow. Hunt for the books and if they don't show up we will accept payment . We really prefer getting the books back. Send a note to us that the book is lost and we will let the child resume check out.
Behavior Plan follows the PBS program of Lovettsville E.S. adhering to the three aspects of Responsibility, Respect, and Safety. : For Offenses-
- Two oral warnings
- Conference with the Librarian
- The next steps depends on the offense, I adjust as needed. I call home, send a note home, or send the student to the Principal.
Parents, children need your assistance in returning books on the day they are due. Suggestions: Circle library days on the calendar, remind your children, and develop the routine of placing library books in their backpacks after reading.
Please help us maintain this excellent collection by assisting your child in returning books on time and help them keep books in good shape by keeping them away from small children, pets, and from getting damaged by water, food, or rough handling.
Respect and Manners
Proper care of materials and respect of others is a high priority in our Library. We ask that students use clean hands when using the books and to return borrowed material in a timely manner. We ask that everyone use their best manners and help create a warm, inviting, enjoyable, place to read, study, and learn. Be patient, friendly, and helpful.
Use inside voices and walking feet.
Return books on time in the book drop.
Use the shelf markers to keep our books in order.
What are Honor Books? If a child has an overdue book we direct them to choose a Honor Book from our collection of donated books that are not in the computer system. We do not keep track of these books we trust students on their Honor to treturn them.
We love our volunteers! We welcome any time or help you can give . Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org ; Robin Greene,
and be a part of our library family! This library runs smoothly because we receive a great deal of PTO volunteer support. We need help:
making projects for lessons
bulletin boards & decorating
and many other tasks
We do accept donated books within collection guidelines.
Library Media Services -Library Bill of Rights
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas , and that the folowing basic policies should guide their services:
1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
2. Libraries should provide materials and information representing all current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disaproval.
3. Libraries should clallenge censorship in fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
5. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
6. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis.
Please visit the American Library Association (ALA) site and explore the freedoms library users have.
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