Dear Parents,

Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn in school.  Like all skills, improvement comes with practice.  Our elementary Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment.  You student’s class will visit the school library weekly to select books.  You can help your student by reading to or with him/her and asking questions about the story. Encourage your child to spend time reading at home every day.  We hope your student will read and enjoy many books and grow in reading skills while attending our school.

The Louisa-Muscatine Elementary Library does not charge fines for late books; however, student will not be allowed to check out a new book until the book they have checked out is returned.

Students are responsible to handle library books with care, since they are for everyone to share.  Please keep books away from pets, food, all liquids, and younger siblings. Any book damage should be reported to the library as soon as possible so we can attempt repairs.

Library books may be kept for two weeks, then they must be returned.  A book may be renewed (checked out again) if the student is not finished reading it.  An over due (late) book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is renewed or returned).

If a book is lost, payment toward a replacement will be requested from the parents.

If your family plans to move from Louisa-Muscatine Community School District, please return all books before doing so.

Students: please remember to do the following with your library books;

o    Handle books carefully;

o    Keep books in a safe place;

o    Return library books on time.