Returning books to our library is one of the easiest ways to learn responsibility! Please find a safe place to keep library books (backpack, desk), and return books on the day designated by the teacher. Students must return overdue books before another book can be checked out.
Preschool: no checkouts, browsing of selected books during library visit.
TK: browsing of selected books during library visit, checkout at teacher discretion
Kindergarten: 1 book for checkout per week, and the book must be returned before another book can be checked out. Children are introduced to various picture book shelves and authors weekly.
1st Grade: 1 book for checkout per week, and the book must be returned before another book can be checked out. Review of picture books, authors, and introduction to Early Reader and Early Chapter books.
2ns Grade: 2 books for checkout per week. Students begin a guided exploration of the entire library. Students are encouraged to checkout one fiction and one informational book per week.
3rd Grade: 3 books for checkout per week. Students learn the Dewey Decimal System, online library searching skills, and are expected to become independent library searchers!
4th Grade: 4 books for checkout for 2 weeks. In collaboration with the teachers, 4th graders do a year long genre study. Students are expected to be independent in searching and locating books both on the shelf and on the online system.
5th Grade: 5 books for checkout for 2 weeks. 5th Graders are Library Experts! All 5th graders are invited to be Library Adopt-A-Shelf Helpers, volunteering one recess a week to organize and maintain an assigned shelf in the library.
If your child brings home an overdue book notice, please help them locate the books. Library books often have special library binding and are very expensive to replace - ordering a replacement book from your local bookstore or amazon is not usually an option. If you are unable to find the book, the please send a note or call Mrs. Lingner to tell us that you have not been able to find the book. I will check our records again and get back to you. We may ask you to pay for the lost book.
If a book is damaged (wet pages, torn, crayons, puppy chew toy) please contact Mrs. Lingner in the school library so that I can evaluate the situation.
I often get asked if I accept donations, and the answer is YES! Students, staff, and parents, can donate a NEW book of their choice in honor of a special occasion (birthday) or person through our FABLE (Friends of Adobe Bluffs Library Enrichment) Book Club. Books must be appropriate for elementary school students.
I also accept donations of gently used, pre-owned books. Books will be evaluated to determine if they can be added to the Adobe Bluffs Library Collection. Books that would not work in the library collection will be offered to teachers for their classroom collection. All used books in good condition will be given a good home.