Our library provides materials to promote the love of reading and to support the curriculum and Washington State Learning Goals. We provide resources for students and staff, in the form of print, non-print and electronic materials. We assist in the preparation of students who will become information literate, independent and lifelong learners.
Students visit the library on a regular schedule for instruction. We teach our kindergarten students the responsibility for the use and care of books, and they begin checking out library books in the second trimester of each year. Students are limited to check out only one library book at a time.
Accidents happen. Juice containers leak in backpacks, younger siblings use them for creative art projects, and books get left on the playground the day it rains. Kindergarten students are continually learning book responsibility, but if a book becomes accidentally damaged, we stress the importance to report and, if necessary, replace a book which gets damaged while in their care. If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt to repair it at home. We use special book tapes and glue, which resist heat and won't discolor. Return the book with a note and we will repair it.
If a book becomes damaged beyond use, you will be billed for the replacement cost. If major damage occurs, please return the book with a note, so that your child may continue to borrow books. As long as we are aware that you know the book is damaged and will need to be replaced, your child may continue to borrow. If your child returns a book damaged beyond use and you are not aware of an obligation, borrowing privileges are withheld until you are notified.