St. John Catholic School Library
Katharine Kan, Librarian. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming! The theme is "Happy Camper Book Fair - S'more Fun With Books." The Library Book Club/Book Fair Junior Crew is working on decorations and posters. Mrs. Kan needs parent volunteers to help decorate the library and set up the book fair, and to run things on Family Night. The work starts on Feb. 17, Family Night is Feb. 23.
Some students are returning library books with various levels of damage, from torn pages to water damage. Please make sure your students are handling the library books with more care. These books are school property, and if Mrs. Kan has to make repairs to keep the books in circulation, families will have to pay a Damage Fee. If a student returns a book in severely damaged condition, the family will have to pay the replacement cost to purchase a new copy for the library. To avoid paying for damaged books, please make sure your students take good care of the library books. This includes keeping books away from younger siblings and from family pets, as well as avoiding food and juice spills.
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. Earn more service hours!