St. John Catholic School Library
Katharine Kan, Librarian. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to a new school year at the library. If your child is in PreK through gr. 5, I will see these classes once a week. Students in gr. 6-8 may choose Library Book Club as an elective that meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Any student in gr. 6-8 who doesn't sign up for Library Book Club is still welcome to come in during morning break or right after school to borrow books. Parents are also welcome to come in to borrow books for themselves or their children.
Parents: please look for the Library Skills Expectations forms that will be coming home with your students. Please detach the bottom section at the dotted line, fill in your student's name and grade and sign it. All forms must be returned to the Library by Friday, Sept. 2. Keep the top part and the Library Check-Out procedures for your reference. This is considered required homework for each student in K-r. 5 and Middle School Library Book Club.
Library cards - important research tools. Parents, please take your children to get library cards from the public library. Even if you never check out books, the card gives you access to FREE databases with excellent information for research. Students who have their cards will be able to access those databases from home and from school. Students should have their library card numbers written down so they may access databases from the school's computers. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! EVERY STUDENT SHOULD HAVE A LIBRARY CARD FROM OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY!
Mrs. Kan is looking for parent volunteers to help shelve books and to process newly cataloged books. Please contact her by email or come talk to her in the Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Ear more service hours!