Library Media Center
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Welcome to the J.C. Parks Library Media Center!
Mrs. Murphy, Library Media Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Leming, Instructional Assistant dlemingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Open Library Policy:

Welcome to the J.C. Parks Library Media Center! Mrs. Murphy, Library Media Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Danielle, Instructional Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your child will visit the library one day within an A-F Day rotation this school year. Please review the following information so that our students will have an awesome experience this school year!

The School Library Association believes that the purpose of a school library is:

· to provide a flexible space with a wide and inclusive range of resources to support learning and teaching throughout the school.

· to have a vibrant role in the development of a culture that promotes wider reading, motivated readers and learners for life.

· to provide a place for collaborative learning, creativity, and for developing independent research and information literacy skills.

Circulation:

Ø Students in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades are permitted to check out 1 book.

Ø Students in 3rd through 5th grade are permitted to check out up to 2 books.

Ø Students keep their books for 1 week and then return them on their class visit day. Students who have a book in his/her possession that they would like to have renewed may do so for one additional week unless the book has a waiting list.

Ø Students are responsible for taking care of their library books while they are checked out in their name.

Ø Books should be kept in a safe place, treated with respect, and not lent out to others.

Ø The Book Return Policy this year is slightly different this school year. Students will not be permitted to check out any additional books if they have a book overdue or a fine due to lost or damage.

Library Expectations: Parks 3 R’s: Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn Responsible: Be responsible for your actions, your voice, and your own learning. Be safe: Walk! Don’t run in the library. Respectful: Show respect to yourself, adults, your peers, and library materials. Ready to Learn: Return your books on time. Pay your fines in a timely manner. Listen to read alouds with your teacher. Participate in lessons and discussions. Be a team player during group activities and Maker Spaces. Open Library Policy:

v Students are welcome to visit the library outside of regular class visits. However, these visits will occur while other students are in the library for classes. This means that Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Danielle can only provide limited assistance. Therefore:

ü Students must have permission from their classroom teacher.

ü Students must arrive with a pass from their teacher.

ü Each teacher can send up to 2 students at a time throughout the day between the hours of 9:30 – 3:00, with the exception of the 11:45 – 12:45 hour.

ü Students will maintain positive behavior and utilize materials appropriately.

ü Visits to check out books are limited to 10 minutes.

Taking Care of Library Books 1. Keep your books in a safe place. 2. Please no food and drinks while reading. 3. Don't lend your book to a friend. Return it to the library and let your friend check it out. 4. We don't write or color in library books. 5. Clean hands = clean books. 6. Please do not fold pages. Please use a bookmark instead to hold your place.

Missing Books: What if your child gets an overdue/fine notice? Overdue Notices: Notices will be sent home regularly by the Media Center to inform you that your child has not returned library books, has stated he/she has lost the book, or the book was returned damaged and no longer fit for circulation. Teachers will help distribute notices. When you get one of these notices please help your child look for the missing book or books. Some places to look: grandparent's house, the car (under the seats), under the bed, behind the television, or on the bookshelves. All of these are places our students have found their books. If a book does go missing or is damaged, it must be paid for before the student can check out a new book. The cost of the book is on the Notice next to the title of the book. You can send a check or money order made out to JC Parks or cash for the exact amount. Your child will receive a receipt for the payment.

Library Expectations:
Show Parks Pride: Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn

Responsible: Be responsible for your actions, your voice, and your own learning. Be safe: Walk! Don’t run in the library.
Respectful: Show respect to yourself, adults, your peers, and library materials.
Ready to learn: Return your books on time. Pay your fines in a timely manner.

 

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Links
Charles County Public Libraries
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Scholastic: The Stacks for Kids