Each class has a scheduled library time weekly. Kindergarten meets for 15 minutes, 1-6 grades meet for 30 minutes a week. Students are welcome to exchange books during open library. The open library is posted on the library door. See weekly schedule below for your student's library day.
Books check out for 14 days. Students can have up to 6 books checked out at a time, but class time check-outs are limited to insure instruction time. Books can be renewed if there is not a hold for another student on the book. Kindergarten students will not check out library books to bring home until after Halloween. All students whose books are not returned by the last week of school will have lost book fines posted to their myDSD accounts.
If a student damages or loses a book, the student will be assessed a fine in line with the damage that occurred or the cost to replace the book. Fines should be paid in the office. Fines may be added to the Encore system at the end of the school year if they have not been paid. If a book is lost and paid for and then found WITHIN 30 DAYS of payment, a refund will be issued through the District.
Good behavior is essential for all students to get the most out of library time. Students will be taught procedures and expectations. Classes receiving and 3 or 4 for positive behavior each library day will participate in a reward activity. Students will be given a chance to Reset their Mindset if their behavior violates the library rules or makes the library unsafe or an unwelcome environment for others.
Students will often be using their assigned devices during library time. Students will be instructed in how to access our library's catalog, as well as how to use SORA.
Materials selected for our library will support both curriculum and recreational needs of students. Students may request titles they would like to see added to the library by filling out a form in the library. Book selection and removal follow district policy 41-2025 School Library Media Centers. A variety of subjects, reading levels and types of books can be found in the Stewart Elementary Library. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for every student in the school. Students will be taught how, and are encouraged, to find books that are appropriate for them. If a title does not work for a student, they are encouraged to return it and find something that is a better fit.
Davis School District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11IR-107 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in Public Schools to restrict their child's access to materials the parent deems inappropriate. However, no parent has the right to make that decision on behalf of other students. A parent desiring to restrict their own child's access to specific library books or materials shall submit the request in writing to the librarian at the school the child is attending. Davis School District's policy on challenging books and the forms to do so can be obtained on the Davis Library Media page.
Updated August 2022