See below to fill out the form for your child's school Library Card

Your child is scheduled to attend class in the library once a week, as described in the schedule listed below.  Please keep library books in the backpack DAILY to be sure books will be read while both at home & at school. This way they'll be able to get new books, and will move ahead with assignments from their teachers!  

Library Schedule:

GRADE

LIBRARY DAY

NUMBER OF BOOKS ALLOWED

BORROWING

TIME GIVEN FOR BOOKS

Kindergarten

Mon. or Thurs. Group

1

1 Week

1st Grade

Mon. or Thurs. Group

2

1 Week

2nd Grade

Wednesdays

2

2 Weeks

3rd Grade

Tuesdays

3

2 Weeks

4th Grade

Tuesdays

3

2 Weeks

5th Grade

Wednesdays

3

2 Weeks

6th  Grade

Fridays


5

2 Weeks

 7th  Grade

Fridays

5

2 Weeks

8th  Grade

Fridays

5

2 Weeks

Parents

Monday-Thurs

3:15-3:30

Friday 12:30-12:45

5

2 Weeks

Overdue Books:  Students with overdue books cannot check out any other books until the late books are returned to the library. However, new books can be kept on hold for one week until overdue books are back.  Late slips for overdue books, which include the replacement cost,  will be sent out at the end of every quarter before report card time.  No late fees will be charged, but quarterly report cards will not be issued until overdue books are returned or paid for.

Lost Books: The replacement cost, listed on the overdue notice, will have to be paid.

Please keep library books in the backpack DAILY to be sure books will be read while both at home & at school. This way they'll be able to get new books, and will move ahead with assignments from their teachers!  

Informative Links 

Information needed throughout the year:

For answers to these Library questions:

  • What books does your child have out?
  • When are these books due?
  • What books are in the school library's collection?

 Go To: saintvincent.goalexandria.com  Click on researcher, then "Log in" with the username which is the student's Library number ( the teachers can give this to you), and password which is the student's initials, lowercase. Click on the student's name, then on the "activity" tab.

 For answers to Accelerated Reading questions

  • Has your child already done this book for a quiz?
  • What was the score achieved?

GoTo: https://Hosted295.renlearn.com/252609/HomeConnect

User Name: Initial of student’s first name, followed by the full last name.  Example: hsmith

Password:has two letters, the initial of the first name, and then the initial of the last name.  Example: for the above name, hs
For Additional AR  questions:
  • Does this book have an AR Quiz?
  • What is the book's reading level? (BL)
From the above link, scroll down to "Book Finder" on the bottom right hand corner. 
If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and add homeconnectautodelivery@renlearnrp.com to your address book.
For genre information:

 Once you have the quiz number on a book (from the link above for Accelerated Reading questions), go to http://www.titlewave.com

It is free to sign up. Then, from the drop down menu in the search field, select quiz number. Click on the title to see several genres for each title.

Additional information needed to complete the permission slip :

K, 1st, & 2nd grade students, go to the ADVENTURE SEEKER link, above on the left of this home page.

3rd, 4th & 5th grade students, go to the BOOK iCon link, above on the left of this home page.

6th 7th & 8th grade students, go to the ALL STAR READING REWARDS link, above on the left of this home page.

These programs will begin right away and continue until late May to reward each student for reading habits.  Students who fall behind will miss out on prizes and end of the year parties. 

LIBRARY RULES -- 

Overdue Books:  Students with overdue books cannot check out any other books until the late books are returned to the library. However, new books can be kept on hold for one week until overdue books are back.  Late slips for overdue books will be sent out at the end of every quarter before report card time.  No late fees will be charged, but QUARTERLY REPORT CARDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL OVERDUE BOOKS ARE RETURNED, OR REPLACEMENT FEES ARE PAID.  Parents will be contacted the week before report cards are due with information in this case.

Lost Books:  If a book is lost, the student will not be allowed to check out books until the lost book is paid for.  The price of the book is available from the librarian.  These funds will then make it possible to reorder the book at a discount.  It is preferable to pay the replacement amount instead of bringing in a new copy.  IF THE LOST BOOK IS FOUND at a later time, please return it and you will be refunded!

To Check Out Books:
  Proceed to the check-out desk.  The librarian or volunteer aide will scan your library card and books for you.  You may stamp your book’s date due slip with the date stamp.

Returning Books:  There is a “Return Books” table in the library.  If the library door is shut, please set the books into the “Book Drop Wagon”. Also each classroom has a basket to return library books.

Renewing Books:     Instead of placing books to be renewed in the book return area, hold onto them until it is time to line up in library class at the check out counter.  Tell the librarian or aide that this book is to be renewed. Renews will be allowed as long as there is not a hold on that title, or you do not have an overdue book.

Be Careful Not to Trade or Loan Library Books Out to Friends!     Since the student who checked out the book is the one responsible for its return, please have the friend who wants the book come with you to the library. The book should be checked out to them on their card.

Keeping Books in Order in the Library:  A shelf marker must be used to mark the spot where a book was removed from the shelf.  Otherwise, the book must be returned to the “Book Return” counter.  Only Mrs. Airriess and library volunteers are to place books back on the shelves when a shelf marker is no longer in place.

New Books on Display:   These books will not be available for checkout until they have been on display for 2 weeks.  However, you are encouraged to fill out a hold slip to reserve the book and add your name to the waiting list.  Students with overdue books will be put back to the end of this waiting list.

Reference Books:  These books must be returned the same day and cannot leave the building.  This policy applies to everyone!  They must be returned to the library, not in the classroom basket.

Accelerated Reading Books:  These books are labeled in the library to be easily identified. along with the reading level .

  Thank You for Enforcing These Rules!

 As we look forward to an exciting new school year, I want to thank all those who volunteer their time, energy and ideas to make this library the success that it is for students and their families.

Volunteers are always needed, whether it is during class time or not.  If you’d like to be involved, please call Mrs. Airriess: 801-527-2070