M-TH: 8:45 am - 3:25 pm
F: 8:45 am - 1:25 pm
The mission of the J.P. Stewart Elementary Library is to provide opportunities for growth and collaboration for students, teachers and community members through reading, research, and literacy focused activities. The goal of all activity in our library is to promote a lifelong love of reading, learning, and effective use of technology to navigate our ever-changing world. As Stewart Stars, we will work together to make the library the heart of our school, where all may come to read, learn, and enjoy activities that strengthen ourselves and our school.
January 2020 -- Book Battle Teams will start being chosen. Make sure your child has read 5 books by then to be placed on a team.
- Policies and Guidelines
- Stewart Library Schedule
- School Library Events
- Book Lists and Reviews
- Library Standards
Each class has a scheduled library time weekly. Kindergarten meets for 15 minutes, 1-6 meet for 30 minutes a week. Students are welcome to exchange books first thing in the morning or anytime Mrs. Bolinder is available. See weekly schedule below for your student's library day.
Student check out limits are: 1 book for Kindergarten and 1st grade, 2 books for 2-6 grades. Books check out for 14 days. Books can be renewed if there is not a hold for another student on the book. If a student has an overdue book, they will not be allowed to check out another book until it is returned. Kindergarten students will not check out library books to bring home until after Winter Break.
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. Students may not check out another book until fines or replacement fees are taken care of. 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 may be rewarded with a Stewart Star Reader card if they are caught being on their best behavior during library time. They can exchange these cards for a prize from the Treasure Box. 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.
Computers will be accessible to students for use in looking up materials located in the Stewart Elementary Library. Students will be instructed in how to access our library's catalog. Misuse of these computers will result in losing the privilege to use them.
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 an online form on the school library website under the "catalogs" tag. 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, the 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.
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.
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