After-School Library Permission Form
To use the library after school, students and parents should download, sign, and return the library permission form to homeroom teachers.
Students may borrow up to four library books or magazines at a time and keep them for two weeks. Materials may be renewed for an additional two weeks unless another reader has requested them. Books marked "reference" or "do not circulate" must be used in the library. Newspapers and the most current issue of each magazine must be used in the library.
Students are responsible for getting materials back on time. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for.
Students may borrow materials during morning and afternoon homeroom, or throughout the day provided they come with a pass from their teacher. The library uses the honor system. Students may check out and check in their own materials.
Students must show their pass to the librarian and sign in the library guest book with their first and last name and class every time they come into the library.
The library is a place for quiet study and research. Appropriate behavior is required at all times. Students who disrupt or disturb others will be asked to leave. When the library is full, additional students will not be admitted even if they have a pass.
A limited number of computers are available for Internet access, typing and research. Printing is limited. Students should come with printer paper and be prepared to take notes or to save work on a computer disk. Limited copying is available at the librarian’s discretion.
When many students want to use the computers, the rule is "first come, first serve". However, students will be asked to share computer time. Students working on school assignments can bump students doing recreational browsing.
Students must respect the Acceptable Internet Use Policy. Violators will lose the privilege of using computers. Any student intentionally damaging computers, furniture or materials will be barred.
The library is open after school, several days a week. Check the door calendar for days and times.
The library is pleased to display samples of student writing, art and projects. Celebrations, concerts, authors' parties and other events may be scheduled by classroom teachers.
Students are invited to be part of the Library Squad to help with preparing materials, shelving books and assisting students with using the library and the computers. Talk to the librarian if you want to be a part of it.
Students are invited to join the Tech Squad to help maintain computers and design web pages. Student help is also needed for operating digital and video cameras.
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