ORCHARD ELEMENTARY MEDIA CENTER
PROCEDURES AND CIRCULATION GUIDELINES
1. The Media Center is a study/learning area, not a visiting or loitering area. Students should enter quietly and come with a specific purpose clearly defined and explained by the teacher or media specialist.
2. The Media Center hours are from 8:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. It will be closed from 11:30-12:00 for lunch.
3. When students come into the Media Center they will follow instructions given by the Media Specialist or teacher. Time will be provided for library lessons, reading and checking books in and out.
4. Kindergarten and first grade students will check out one book at a time. Second and third grade students may check out two books at a time. After winter break, third graders that have been responsible with their books may check out up to 3 books. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students may check out up to three books at a time. On some occasions, such as Book Fair week, students may be allowed to check out one more book than as listed above. The Media Specialist will make such times known to students. Books are checked out for one week at a time, but may be renewed. No fines will be charged for late books. Lost or damaged books will be charged a fine and must be paid for. Students with late/overdue books will not be allowed to check out another book until the overdue book is returned. Students may not check out teacher resources or large reference books.
B. TEACHERS AND STAFF
1. Teachers must be with their class in the Media Center during class time.
2. Please check prior to sending a small group (2-5) of students to verify the Media Center is available for extra students at that time. If students need to check out books other than their scheduled class time, they must have their teacher’s permission. If there is a scheduled class in the preferred that teachers check the library schedule and choose an open time to send a few students at a time. This way the Media Specialist will be available to help them.
3. Students using the Media Center, other than their regular scheduled time, must have permission from their teacher to do so. Students without permission from their teachers will be sent back to class.
4. Occasionally large groups for activities need the Media Center. The Media Specialist may accommodate requests as she sees necessary and can adjust the regular schedule as needed. At times classes may be canceled or rescheduled to make these accommodations.
5. Teachers may request carts with books and other materials for classroom use. They may also check out reference books. Books may be put on hold in the media center for special assignments. The media center may also be scheduled for class time research. Teachers may check out as many books as they can use, and keep them for a reasonable amount of time. If other teachers need the same book, you may be asked to share.
6. Overdue lists will be distributed to your class regularly. When needed, please help to inform students of their overdue items and encourage them to bring overdue items back to the library. Thank you for your help!
7. The Media Center is normally open to teachers before and after school.
8. When photocopying materials, Alpine District Copyright Law 6164 must be followed.
1. The Media Center is available to parents throughout the day.
2. Parents who want to check out books for their children must follow the same procedures as listed above. Items will be checked out in the student’s name.
1. Books equipment purchased with media funds is monitored through the media center. They should not become part of a classroom collection.
2. Books should be ready for circulation within 3 months of their arrival.
3. All books should be inventoried yearly, and weeded regularly.
1. Media equipment purchased with school/district funds is monitored through the media center.
2. Some equipment is assigned to every classroom. The teacher is responsible for these items.