We are so excited to help your student use and enjoy the CCPS Library! Students learn about story elements, book care, research, electronic information and so much more in the two years they are at CCPS. They are naturally so excited about books at this age - we want to encourage that! The most important thing you can do to help is read with your child. Read to them as they are starting out in kindergarten, and as they progress in their reading ability, read with them, then listen to them. Talk about what books they choose to bring home - what was interesting about it? What questions do they have after reading it? What character was most like them? Model and encourage reading and curiosity and the students will do the same!
Library Policies and InformationHow can I help my child get the most out of the library experience?
The most important thing you can do is read with your child. Read to your child or listen to him read his new library book each week. Ask questions about it. Ask why she chose that book. Remind her to have clean hands when reading, use a bookmark, and be gentle with the pages.
How many books can my child check out?
Kindergartners may check out one book at a time. First graders may check out two books. They will swap books on their class’s library day or they may swap during an open time any day.
When is my child’s book due back?
Your student’s book is due back the day his or her class comes to the library. If it is not returned on library day, he can return it any other day and get a new one. If it is two weeks overdue, you will receive a reminder note in your child’s take home folder. There are no overdue fees, but your child will have to return his book before he can get a new one.
What will my child do during his/her class’s library time?
When each class comes to the library, they will have a short story time or lesson. During this time we have lots of fun reading and learning how to use libraries and information. They will also swap books during this time each week. After getting a new book, students choose a center to go to. These change often but may include coloring a character from a book, researching on a computer, doing a puzzle, examining a terrarium, and much more!
Why is my child’s book in a plastic bag?
We use bags to help protect the library books. By keeping the book in the bag when it is not being read it prevents damage from water bottle spills and more. Bags will have students' names on them so that will help them keep up with the books as well.
My child’s book is damaged or lost. What should I do?
Let Mrs. Nix know as soon as possible. If it is damaged, please return it (if reasonable) and she will see if it can be repaired. Books lost or damaged beyond repair will have to be paid for in order for your student to get a new library book.
What can I do to help the CCPS Library?
The library has lots of opportunities to help out!
- Can you spare an hour or two every once in a while to help? There are lots of opportunities to help with book fairs, processing new books and other special projects. Email Mrs. Nix if you would like to be on the contact list for these opportunities.
- Want to buy a book for the library in honor of your child’s birthday or other occasion? The library maintains a wish list on Amazon.com. See the link below for more information!