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Overview and Expectations

  • Students are responsible for care and return of their library books.
  • Kinders began checkouts in early October. They will leave their library books at school until later in the year when their teachers feel they are responsible.
  • First grade is already checking out books, and they usually leave them at school. However, they know the best place to put their book when they are finished reading is in their backpack! They may choose a new book every week.
  • Second graders are now able to check out two books. They need to remember to return them in the library basket each week to be allowed new books each week. If even one of their books is overdue, they may not check out another until the overdue book is returned.
  • Third graders also may choose two books, although if they are reading a chapter book, they may opt to only take one. They will be less likely to forget to return their book if they only have one. This is a choice they can make for themselves.
  • Fourth through sixth graders are able to check out two books as well, and they also can keep them for 3 weeks. If they have not finished a book in 3 weeks, they can choose to renew the book for additional time.
  • Most teachers require at least one of the books checked out to be an AR book in their reading level. Students know this expectation. Their second book can be either higher or lower than their reading level, and sometimes they choose a book that is not AR at all, and that is perfectly fine! Reading can be fun!

Book care is so important. We are striving for a goal of zero water damage this year.  Let us know if a book needs repair.

Students who read and discuss their reading at home make great strides in reading progress. And, reading together is a key ingredient.  Enjoy reading aloud to your children. Ask their thoughts about the book, their connections, and their questions.

Links and Resources

World Book Online

  • Login: psdworldbook
  • Password: worldbook

Contact Info


Briana Bouvier
Karshner (Mon-Wed)
Waller Road (Thurs - Fri)

Sara Kessel
Waller Road (Mon PM)

Technology Library Para

Susan Jordan
Waller Road (Mon AM, Tues-Wed)
Karshner (Mon PM, Thurs-Fri)

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