Library Information

Library Skills and Technology Classes: 

Each grade will visit the library once every 6 days for a 45 minute library skill and/or technology lesson. PK will visit each week for 15 minutes. Younger students will be presented with story times based on popular themes and authors while older students will dive into library skills such as book location, card catalog usage, dictionary and encyclopedia work, and other research related topics. Technology skills introduced will include the basics of Chromebooks, logging into the network, keyboarding, general computer knowledge and working with Google Suite.

Book Due Dates and Overdue Information:

The Westby Elementary LMC allows books to be checked out for a two-week period. If a book is not returned, an overdue notice is sent home. The LMC sends notices home every two weeks. The library does not assess a fine for late books but if a book is not returned, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the child to pay replacement cost for the book. If you receive a notice about an overdue book and you are unsure of what the book is and/or if your child has brought it back, please feel free to call the library at 634-0525. 

Also, if a book is returned damaged a fine will be assessed based on the type of damage. Remember, although we teach children to be responsible it is the ultimate responsibility of the parents to return books in good shape.

Book Check-out:

Students are allowed to check out and take home the following number of books per grade level:

  • PK - 1 book
  • Kindergarten: 1 book, increasing to 2 in the middle of the year
  • First, Second, Third and Fourth Grade - 3 books

The Library Director has the option of changing these check out limits based on
past responsibility and/or research projects.

Book Care:
All students will learn or review book care at the beginning of the school year. Checking out books is a privilege. Students must be responsible and take good care of their books so that others may enjoy them later.
*Keep books away from pets and younger siblings.
*Do not drink or eat while reading your library book
*Books should be handled with care, not thrown around or dropped.
*Clean hands are a must when reading a book.
*Keep your library book away from water such as rain, snow or bathwater.
*Do not cut up the pages in a book.
*Markers and pens should not be used in a library book.
*A Bookmark should be used to save the page you are reading.
Any extra effort on your part to help keep our books safe would be greatly appreciated by us and by future readers!

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