Welcome to the Washington School Library.
Our mission is to promote the joy of reading, nurture the development of lifelong independent learning, support the curriculum by providing access to information in all forms, and collaborate with staff members to provide engaging learning experiences.
Library classes at Washington School follow the District 64 Library Skills Learning Targets adapted from Illinois Standards-Aligned Instruction for Libraries (ISAIL). These standards align with Common Core State Standards and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Each grade level has the same four standards, but instruction and learning targets for every grade will differ and build upon one another. For more information, visit grade level pages or the library curriculum page.
Students visit the library with their class for library lessons and book borrowing. The amount of books that students are able to check out varies by grade level:
- Kindergarten - 1 book every week
- 1st Grade - 2 books every week
- 2nd Grade - 3 books every week
- 3rd Grade - 3 books every week
- 4th & 5th Grade - 3 books every week
Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to manage their checkout by viewing their library accounts in Destiny Discovey, our online library catalog. It is here that students may also place holds on books that may be checked out. If you are wondering if we have a certain book in the library, you can check here using our online catalog.
Overdue/Lost and Damaged Materials
If a book is overdue, a student may have to wait to check out until the overdue material is returned. If a student is able to check out 3 books, but one of them is overdue, they are still able to check out two books.
If a book is lost or damaged and needs to be replaced, please contact the library and we can send home information about how to replace the book.
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