• To create a learning environment where many different educational activities take place.
    • To teach lessons on Library skills, technology, and book genres.
    • To instill in every child the joy of reading for pure pleasure.
    • To help students become life long learners by introducing them to current books technology.
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    When does my child attend the library? 
    Library lessons for each class are scheduled once weekly. Sometimes a class may miss their library period due to school closings or other events. Open library periods are scheduled for students who wish to borrow books during a time other than their regularly scheduled library class.
    What can my child borrow from the library?
    • Students are given the opportunity to borrow books of their choosing. The purpose of the LMC is to provide students with diverse choices so they can choose books for a variety of reasons, not just to improve their reading.
    • Students may choose a nonfiction book to look at the pictures, gather interesting facts, or learn new information about a topic of interest.
      Others may choose to re-read a favorite book, to challenge their skills with higher level text, or choose something based on a friend's recommendation.
    • Please remember that reading with your children, whether they can read independently or not, is a worthwhile experience & a way to introduce more challenging material. Please do it often!
    How many books can my child borrow?
    • Kindergarten and first graders borrow one book at a time, and are expected to return their books on or before the day of their next library class.
    • Second - fifth graders may get 2 books at a time and keep books for 2 weeks.
    • Students may keep books longer by asking to have them renewed. Additional books may be borrowed periodically for assignments given by the classroom teacher.
    What if a book is lost or damaged?
    It happens to all of us! Even the most organized people can lose or accidentally damage a book. It's okay - here's what to do:
    • Since the lost or damaged books are school property, they need to be paid for. The price will be listed on the overdue notice. Prices are taken directly from the website in which a replacement book would be purchased. If no replacement is available, the original price the book was purchased for will be displayed.
    • In the past, district policy has been to hold end-of-the-year report cards in the main office until all books are returned and fines are paid. This policy is currently being reviewed. In most cases, students who fail to return or pay for library books before summer vacation will not be allowed to borrow books the following school year until all outstanding returns and fines have been taken care of, including those moving up to the middle school level. 
    • You can help your child by finding a safe place to keep library books at home and by reminding them to return their books on library day.
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    Mt. Pleasant's library has fiction and non-fiction books pertaining to all areas of the curriculum as well as general information and just plain fun. A variety of topics are offered here. Students can always find something on our shelves that will pique their interest. We also have access to the Internet and online databases that students can use for research.
    Early Readers - Simple text & stories for beginners
    Picture Books - For anyone who enjoys a short story - text level varies
    Early Chapter Books - Great for those transitioning from Early Readers and Picture Books
    Fiction & Series Fiction - Chapter & series books recommended for grades 2 - 5
    Biographies - Various life stories on athletes, influential men & women, celebrities, musicians, and more - text level varies
    Non-Fiction - Popular topics are animals, cooking, drawing & crafts, sports, unexplained mysteries, fairytales, science, and space - text level varies
    Magazines - We offer Boys Life, American Girl, Discovery Girls, Ranger Rick, Zootles, Zoobooks, National Geographic Kids, Sports Ill. Kids
    I am looking forward to the many new and exciting activities that will be happening in the Library this year! Thanks for visiting!
    smiley ~Miss Bleeke