Evergeen Elementary Library Policy and Procedures
Materials and books are carefully chosen to meet developmental stages,
reading levels and curriculum needs of the students of Evergreen Elementary.
After determining the needs materials are selected through, personal
research, recommendations of teacher and other librarians, and inservices.
When possible book reviews from School Library Journal, Wilson Children
Catalog, Horn book and other reviewing journals are used to determine reading
levels and developmental ages.
In the Library, students are expected to
of people and materials.
All students must have a signed library permission form returned before they
may check out . These forms are located in the Library by the check out desk.
Each student and staff are assigned a library check out bar codes These
barcodes remain in the library at all times. Students barcodes are found on
there are individual library shelf card. Student books are checked out for a
two-week period. Any student wishing to keep a book longer may renew the book
at least once. Additional renewal will be granted as long as there are no
request for the book.
Fines are not charged for overdue books.
Fines will be assessed for damaged or lost books. Students with overdue books
of three weeks or more or have lost books will not be able to check out
library until books are returned or fines are resolved.
The number of books to be checked are the following:
Kindergarten and First Grade 1 book
Second Grade 1 book first Quarter and 2 books 2nd Quarter
Third Grade and Fourth Grade 2 books*
Fifth Grade 2 books*
*unless more are approved for a research project.
Students are encouraged to make selections based on their own interests and
Book Care Guidelines. -
Keep library books out of the reach of young children and pets. Always have
clean hands while using library books.
Keep books away from food and drinks.
Bring books to and from school in a waterproof backpack.
It's a good idea to wrap books in plastic bags or keep in zip lock bags
during the "rainy' season or if you carry liquids of any kind in your
Never repair a book at home. Please bring it to the library immediately if
it's damaged and we can try and repair it. Minor repairs will not be charged
a fee. Options for book replacement include:
1) payment in full,
2) purchase an acceptable replacement of equal value, or
3) work out something with the librarian as needed- Refunds will be given
if lost books are found and returned in good condition.
If you have questions about an over due notice, please contact Ms. Nichols
Occasionally, the computer may not process a book correctly and the book may
be on the shelf. Sometimes, parents may send a book back to school with a
child, but it does not make it down to the library. Either way, please let us
know and we'll help to "track it down".
If you have questions, please feel free to contact V Nichols, Teacher
Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 253 583 5250 ext 2520