Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Library Update

Hard to believe it is almost the end of 2013. This school year seems to be zooming by. The library has been a busy place where lots of learning, reading, exploring and fun has happened. Our students know the routines and are learning the lay-out of our library.  They know where their favorite sections are such as pets, sports, Elephant and Piggie, Mercy Watson, etc.

An exciting change has taken place! Our kindergarteners are now able to borrow two books at a time and first graders are now able to borrow three books at a time. Actual cheers and applause could be heard from the library when students heard this news! Our library program is here to encourage and promote the love of reading and I think this new policy supports this mission. Now an additonal 200 plus student books are going out and coming in each week.

Students dropping off books one morning.  We may need a bigger book cart to hold all the returns!

This means I need to allow more time for book selection and check out during library classes.  It means slower lines at the check-out desk.

Here are a few of our students waiting very patiently in line to check out their books.

Donna Knott, our wonderful Library Assistant, and I are amazed at the piles of books that now need to be checked back in and then shelved. This means more work for our dedicated (and fabulous!) parent volunteers and makes their time in the library even more essential. We are all getting used to this change, but everyone thinks the extra efforts are worthwhile.

What do you think?

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