Students are taught how to care for library books, i.e. careful page turning, handling with clean hands and gentleness, and responsibility for its location. It is suggested to students that library books be kept in backpacks when not being read, protecting them from harm. This rule of thumb also helps students know where their library book is at all times, and limits the number of lost library books. Please be mindful of water bottles placed in backpacks, and always use the outside holders.
There are no fines charged for overdue books. Students are responsible for the books they check out
. If a book is damaged or lost, the student will be asked to pay for the book. Until the book is paid for or returned, a student’s check out privileges are suspended. Fines can be paid in the form of cash only. No checks will be accepted. The care of books helps maintain our library collection for all students.
All library materials need to be returned to the LMC prior to withdrawing from CE. Withdrawing students need to sign out with the Library Clerk.Expectations for Student Behavior in LMC
Library rules and behavior expectations for students will be introduced during the class’ first visit to the LMC of the school year, and re-iterated throughout the year.
Students are expected to treat library items, i.e. books, furniture, etc. with respect.
Students are expected to maintain a library atmosphere by entering the LMC quietly, and using whispering voices during their visit. Younger grade levels are to enter the library in single file order, and take a seat on the storytime rug in rows of five. Older grade levels are to enter the library in single file order, and be seated at the rectangle tables for any announcements, reminders, etc.
Once students have made their book selection for check out, they may find their library card near the circulation desk and stand in a single file line for check-out.
After check-out is complete, students may either take a seat at the rectangle tables or form a line at the exit door, depending on teacher preference.Accessing the Collection and Student Account from Home
Students and parents can access the Constitution collection from home by visiting Destiny
, a web-based catalog search. In addition to checking the availability of books and creating lists, students and parents can review a student’s account, including due dates of books on loan, overdue materials, and holds.
District-approved research Internet Usage
Computers are available for student use during regularly scheduled class visits as well as for students on passes. They may be used for assigned class work, research, and testing. Students and parents/guardians must read and understand the Internet and E-mail User Agreement
and both must
sign the Acknowledgements and Verifications
form before students are allowed to use the computers. Computers are monitored and privileges can be cancelled for violations of this agreement. The District offers students space on the server to save school projects; however, students must provide their own USB drive to save files for use elsewhere.