CHECK OUT LIMIT:
Kindergarten- two books per week
Grade 1 – Three books per week
Grade 2 – Three books per week
Grade 3 – Four books per week
Grade 4-8 – Six books or more if books are needed for reports
Teachers – No limit
Parents – No limit
K-5th grade books are checked out for one week. Grade 6-8 books have
a three week check-out. Students may renew books twice unless there
are pending holds. No fines are charged, however, if a student has ten or more checked out, no more books will be allowed to be checked out. Lost or damaged books will be billed to the student at replacement cost plus processing fee. Here’s a link for places to look for lost books.
Teachers and parents may use the library at any time. The Follett computerized library
search system is available during the school day on Mondays and Thursdays. Books
may be checked out on other days by writing name and barcode off the front of the book
on the pink clipboard available on the check out desk.
2012 – 2013 SCHEDULE:
11:15 - 11:45
12:30 - 1:00
9:00 - 12:00
9:45 - 10:15
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
12:30 - 1:00
1:15 - 1:45
2:00 - 2:25
2:25 - 3:00
Book Processing Time
In 1981, the library began with a mere 1000 hardcover and 600 paperback books for student selection. The library now boasts more than 11,450 books in its selection. For a more comprehensive history, please click here.
Library Programs & Info
ADULT LENDING LIBRARY:
Adult titles are available for check out on the cart behind the check out desk and on the top of the shelving unit on the back wall. It operates on a do it yourself check out system by writing your name, phone number and date on the paper provided. Titles may also be donated at any time. However, you do not have to donate any books to check some out.
To look for a book in the St. Paul School Library click here. You can look up books by Title or Author. You can find out if there is a Reading Counts Test(RCT) on the book. You can also find the lexile number and the reading level for a particular book. Please contact the School Office or Mrs. Berner to obtain the login information.
Founded by Mrs. Berner in 1985, the Library Club is open to students in grades 4 – 8. All meetings are held during the school day. Since it is considered a type of service organization to the school and some noon recesses are given up to participate, the club operates on a point system. If 20 points are earned by May, the member is awarded with a no cost field trip. Click here for a full list of activities and their associated point value. Students must complete a short “How Much Do You Know” quiz in order to become a member, however, there is no cost to join.
Back issues of magazines may also be checked out. Magazines available include: American Girl, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Horse Illustrated, Kids Discover, National Geographic for Kids, Pack O Fun Crafts, Ranger Rick, and Sports Illustrated for Kids.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:
Book fair is held during the month of October. Students visit the fair during their assigned class library times. Birthday books may be donated to the library at this time off a suggested list. A name plate is placed in the book with the student’s name and birthday.
Visit our St. Paul School Scholastic Book Fair home page for 2012 by clicking here.
SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS:
Over 55,000 quizzes are available on the new Enterprise version of Scholastic Reading Counts that was installed on the server, lab computers and classroom computers over summer. Usage will be determined by the classroom teacher. Selections are based on Lexile and reading levels.