St. John Catholic School Library
Katharine Kan, Librarian. email: email@example.com
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.
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.
Grades 3-5 are learning about the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which is how the school Library and our public libraries are organized. There will be a graded test the week of December 5-9 - please help your students in grades 3-5 study their handouts and corrected worksheets so they'll be ready for the quiz. This test will be an important part of their Quarter 2 grade. Each class has had a review last week. Parents, please help your students study their worksheets and handouts in their Library folders so they are prepared for the test.
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!