The mission of the Seventh Ward Elementary School Library is to:
· create a student-centered library, which provides a safe, nurturing environment in which students can successfully seek information and ideas for their educational, informational, and recreational needs.
· promote an appreciation of literature enabling students to interpret meaning from various genres as they become lifelong readers and learners.
The Seventh Ward Elementary Library maintains a collection of over 9,876 printed books and 7 magazine and journal subscriptions. To provide accurate, up-to-date information for student reports, the library subscribes to comprehensive online databases, including World Book Online encyclopedias. Electronic databases may be accessed remotely by students to facilitate student research at home. Username and password information is located in each student’s library folder. The SWE Library seeks to ensure that our students acquire the necessary information and literacy skills they will need to become productive learners to lead successful meaningful lives in the 21st century. This mission recognizes the essential role of the school library program in the educational process as students reach their full potential. Our goal is to ensure our students become lifelong learners with a joy for reading!
· The library operates on a fixed weekly class schedule.
· All PreK through fifth grade classes attend a weekly library class ranging from 30 – 60 minutes.
· Students may use the library each morning before school (except Wednesdays due to 5th Grade Book Club meetings) to check out books, research information, complete AR quizzes, or practice reading with a Book Buddy.
· PreK students check out one book per week that remains in their classroom library for all to use.
· Kindergarten students check out one book per week that remains in their book sack when not being read.
· First through fifth grade students may check out two books at a time for a two-week period. Students may have their limit extended for a project or an assignment. Books may be renewed up to two additional times.
· Students must bring previous checked out books to the library to renew and to be able to check out new books.
Damaged and Lost Library & Textbook Policy
· Accidents happen! If a book is accidentally damaged, the student should report the damage so that the library may, if possible, repair the book.
· If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt to repair the book at home. The library uses special book tape for repairs.
· If a book is lost or damaged beyond use, the student will pay the cost of the book so that it may be replaced in the library.
Thanks for always supporting our library!
November 13-17, 2023