October 1, 2012
We are officially our lending library last week. Please read the following procedures and enjoy the wonderful stories with your family!
Lending Library Procedures
The classroom has a Lending Library. The children check out books on Wednesdays and the books should be returned the following Tuesday. Please be sure to return the book promptly, so that your child can check out another book (or renew the same book). If you lose a book, you may choose to replace it or bring in another book for the library. There is a box for returned books in the classroom. Please return them in the box- please do not put them back on the shelf. I need to check all books back into the library before they go on the shelves. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping the system function smoothly.
Remember it is normal for your child to want to check out the same book several times. Repetition is a natural part of early literacy. Please do not discourage your child from checking out the same book. Re-reading and becoming very familiar with the story gives children a sense of accomplishment and success in understanding the “reading” world. Please be sure to discuss good book handling with your child and other siblings.
We realize that life happens and every now and then a book or two is lost or damaged. If that occurs, simply let us know and donate a book (gently used is acceptable- it does not need to be the exact book that was damaged or lost) to replace it.
In addition, we are looking for books in your child’s native language (other than English) for our classroom library. If you have any books that you like to donate or allow us to borrow please let me know. It is very important for children to hear stories in their native language. If you would be willing to come into the classroom to read a story in your native language please let me know so that we can arrange a time for you to come in and read to the class.
-Ms. Bethanie & Mrs. Martinez