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St. Nicholas School
Library Procedures

Library Procedures

Library Rules.pptx       JUST RIGHT BOOK PP.ppt


Library Expectations:
1. Listen actively and use quiet voices in the library. 
2. Choose “just right” books.
3. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. 
4. Take care of our school, library and materials.
5. Follow directions the first time they are given. 

Visiting the Library:
During Open Book Exchange (8:45 - 9:20)
During Classroom designated times

Open Book Exchange Time:
• Mrs. Treptau will be available in the library to assist students in signing out books 
• Classrooms may send up to 4 students at a time.
 • Students are to find a book, sign it out, and return to class promptly. 

Library Cards:
All students will receive a duo tang with their library “card” on the front. This duo tang will be stored in the classroom. The duo tang should be brought to the library during exchange times. Your duotang it important! It is – your library card, your shelf marker, and a collection of literacy records and reading strategies. 
There will be back up copies in a binder in the library for teach use only. 

Checking Out Books:
• Students may check out TWO items at a time.
- Grades 2-8 – are allowed to take out ONE novel and ONE “other book” – graphic novel, non-fiction, magazine.
• Students may be given special permission from their classroom teacher to sign out additional materials for in class assignments and projects. 

Returning Books:
 • Students are to place books in the return box. 
•  Items that are too large for the slot may be placed on the counter. 

Overdue Materials: 
• Student materials will be loaned out for two weeks. 
• Students are encouraged to renew their overdue books. They may be renewed twice. 
• Classroom teachers will be provided with overdue reports on a monthly basis. 
If you have one over-due book you may still take out one book. If you have two overdue books you may not sign out a new book from the library until you return the overdues.

Lost Materials:
 • After several attempts to collect overdue resources students will be given a letter to take home. 
•  Students have the option to return materials or pay the replacement value.
 • Letters will go out in December and June.

Caring for Resources: 
Our books are BRAND NEW, which means we need to give them extra care and attention to keep them looking new. 
• Students are responsible for caring for items.
 • Use a bookmark (don’t fold pages) 
• Students should let Mrs. Treptau know ASAP if they encounter a damaged resource. 
• If a resource cannot be repaired the student will receive a fine notice to pay the replacement value. 

• Textbooks will be signed out to the classroom teacher.
 • Teachers should develop a system that works for them to track the books.
 • Online resources should be accessed whenever possible to avoid sending books home. 

Library Team:
• A student library team of senior students will be selected. These students will be trained to help out in the library with tasks such as returning and shelving books.
 • The library team will work at recess time and will have a sign-up procedure to follow. There should be no other students in the library at this time.