Library Overview: Students will come to the library once a week as a class for instruction in library skills. Students are required to bring their library books and cards or folders at that time. Enrichment activities on Fridays will include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities, as well as the use of educational apps on iPads. Students will not need their books during Enrichment.
Students may also use the computers in the Library for AR testing. We are open before and after school for parents who wish to read with their kids.
Class Procedures: Students are allowed to check out one book for a one-week period. The teacher may send students to the library during the school day if students need new books before their scheduled times. We encourage students to keep all books in their backpacks to protect them from loss and damage.
Students will receive a library card (K/1st grade) or an AR folder (2nd/3rd grades) with their usernames and passwords for checking out library books and taking AR quizzes. We encourage students to leave these at schools so they will have them when needed.
Library Rules: The students, faculty and staff of Finley-Oates Elementary School share the responsibility of maintaining an environment which allows the library to serve the needs of all. Patrons are expected to maintain a quiet and courteous atmosphere, and to respect the rules of the school, as well as those specific to the library.
Students who fail to meet their responsibilities in the library, will be given a verbal warning. If the misbehavior continues, the student will be sent back to the classroom. Severe disturbances or repeated offenses are dealt with by the Principal, Assistant Principal or Counselor. If necessary, parents will be notified about student behavior.
Students and their parents are expected to pay for the cost of replacing lost or damaged books.