Thursday, 30 May 2013

June in the Library

It's almost that time again....
Below is a great deal of information about the end of the school year in the library. Here's a link to a calendar to help you remember important dates. 

  • The last day for student borrowing is May 31
  • June 3-7: Classes are welcome to visit the library for story telling and reading but there will be no student check out. There will be an exhibit in the Round Room (the yellow room with the colorful carpet) called "Footprints of a Migrant" for classes to view. Here's a link for more info and a Teacher's Guide
  • June 10-19: Library will be closed to classes, during break times, and after school. Returns only, please. 

We realize that you will still need books to continue running an academic program. However, (I won't name names but... :) some of you still have books that were checked out way back in September. Keep what you absolutely need but we would like the majority of books checked out to staff  (and class libraries) returned by Friday June 7

Keep an eye out for National Library Books as well. We will send cover images out once we get the updated overdue list from the NLB.

Student book deadline is Wednesday June 5. Please add this date to any parent info that you are sending out. 

To reduce the amount of paper we use, overdue notices will be emailed to teachers and students in grades 3-5. Please remind students to check their email and perhaps forward the lists to parents for help in locating books. 

Please ask TAs and students to sort through your books before returning them to weed out your class library books, guided/independent readers, book sets, your personal books, etc. 

  • Books with a sticker like this, do not need to be returned:

We would like to inventory your class library (CL- books with the sticker above) books over the holiday. Please leave them out in one place so that Kalimah and Shirin can find them easily. 

  • Book sets with a sticker like below, should be returned to your grade's book cupboard. 
  • Any book sets in your book cupboard without this sticker, need to be returned to the library. 

When you receive your overdue notices, please don't worry too much if there are books on the list that you haven't see in a while. We have tried to tidy up your lists so that resources from a long time ago are marked as lost. 

Don't panic! We will be reasonable and flexible. 

However, here are some incentives:

Be the first teacher (who has books checked out) to return all books checked out in his/her name and receive a bottle of wine.  

Be the first teacher to return all books checked out to your class library (not the class library books with the CL sticker) and receive a bottle of wine. 

The first class with all student books returned will receive some sort of sweet treat. 

There will be one winner in Infants and one in Juniors. 

**I'm sure the last thing you need is such a long blog post to read. So, be the first person to email me that you've read it to then end and you'll get a bottle of wine! 

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