Contact the Media Center Staff
Be A Library Volunteer!
Our library relies on volunteers to staff our circulation desk. They check materials in and out, shelve and straighten books, and help students find things to read and complete projects. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in our media center, please contact Mrs. Larson. Its a great way to become involved in our school community!
Book checkout time is built into Media/Technology specials. Students (with classroom teacher permission) are also welcome to visit the Media Center on an individual basis at any time during the school day to read, check out materials, or finish class work.
Grade 1 – 1 book before Nov. 1st; 2 items* after Nov. 1st
Grade 2 – 2 items*
Grade 3 – 3 items*
Grade 4 – 3 items*
Grade 5 – 3 items*
*Students are limited to only one magazine, Maud Hart Lovelace title or Playaway (recorded book) at a time. These items are very popular, and our selection is limited. Check out period is for 2 weeks.
Students may renew books once. The books do not need to be present to be renewed.
One goal of our district media program is to teach children to choose reading materials that meet their informational and recreational needs. Toward that end, we encourage and guide students toward books appropriate to their development and reading levels, but it is ultimately the individual child who selects what to check out. If you are concerned that your child is not choosing appropriate reading materials, please contact Mrs. Larson. She is happy to meet with families before or after school for a personalized book “consultation”.
Students are responsible for timely return of any items checked out in their names. A secure book drop box is located at the media center circulation desk. Items may be put there at any time during building hours. Classroom teachers may also have a bin in their classrooms where students place books that need to be returned to the media center. Please be advised that classroom return bins are NOT secure and sometimes books returned there are “borrowed” by other children in the classroom and do not make it to the library on time. Overdue/Lost/Damaged Items (Parents, please note that you can always verify the books your child has checked out by using your child’s username and password in Destiny Quest or by checking Parent Portal.)
Notices will be sent home every month. We do our best to properly check in books, but occasionally mistakes are made. If your child receives an overdue notice, and you believe the item has been returned, please have your child ask us to check the shelves again. Parents should also feel free to call or email Mrs. Larson with a request to check the library shelf for the missing book. We do not charge fines for overdue materials, but students with overdue items are not allowed to check out additional materials until the overdue item is returned or a parent/guardian has contacted Mrs. Larson regarding the overdue item.
Lost & Damaged Books:
Students who have lost or damaged a book will be expected to pay the replacement cost of the item. Many of our books are specially bound for library use, so please contact Mrs. Larson before purchasing a replacement copy. Checks for the replacement cost, which can be found on the overdue notice, should be made payable to Clover Ridge Elementary and brought to the media center or the school office. We will refund the cost of items if they are found and returned during the current school year.
(Note: While students are expected to be responsible for their library materials, Mrs. Larson does not want any student prevented from access to reading materials because they have lost or damaged books. Please contact her ASAP so that an arrangement for continued book check out can be worked out.)
Questions? Contact Mrs. Larson at 952.556.6953 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.