Author and Harlem Wizards basketball star, Arthur Lewis Jr. (AKA “King Arthur”) visited us in the Media Center today. He shared the book he wrote, Is the King Too Small to Play Ball???“. We have this inspiring book in the Media Center for students to check out. If you would like to buy a copy of your own you may visit Mr. Lewis’s webpage-click here. He also invited students to email or write to him after they read his book and tell him what they thought.
Search for books in the Media Center
AR Bookfinder – find out if a book has an AR quiz, what reading level or interest level a book is or see how many points a book is worth.
Kindergarten students are now checking out one book each week. Please help your child remember to bring back the library book on his/her library day so he/she can check out a new one. 1st Grade may check out two books. We encourage first grade students to bring their library books back by their library day each week so they may check out two new books. 2nd-5th grade may check out two books for two weeks. Students may renew a book at the end of two weeks if they are not finished reading it. Parents are welcome to come in during the school day to check out books. Parents may check out up to four books at a time. We have a small but helpful “Parent Resource Section” too. We are always glad to make suggestions and help you find what you are looking for. Our hours for check out are 9:00-11:00 .
Students are responsible for the materials they check out from the Media Center. Students are taught from kindergarten to keep library books in backpacks when not being read. The reason for this is if the book is in the student’s backpack the book is available for reading at home as well as at school. The other reason for this rule is it helps students keep track of their books. If books are overdue we can send them back to class to retrieve them so students can check out a new book. If the book is at home it is more likely to be lost or forgotten. Please help us remind students of this rule. Don’t forget to keep a plastic bag in your backpack to protect your books!
Library Volunteers All volunteers are welcome! Volunteers are needed to help shelve the huge number of books that are returned daily. We also use volunteers to help process new books and materials as well as keep our shelves organized so students are able to find what they are looking for. This is a great way for parents to become familiar with the materials and resources we have to offer. We have fun in here too!
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