Policies and Procedures

Ketterlinus Elementary School Media Center Policies and Procedures

 Scheduling
The media center is open each day at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday when it closes at 2:00 to allow for staff development meetings. Kindergarten through fifth grade students meet as a class twice per month providing lessons and activities ranging from information finding skills to literature enrichment. The media center is always open on a flexible access, even during scheduled classes, to allow students to access information as needed, when it is pertinent. Flexible access allows for collaborative instruction as well as independent use.

 Check Out Procedures
All students are required to have a permission slip signed by a guardian in order to check out library materials. Students are responsible to replace any lost or damaged items. Books circulate for two weeks. Magazines and reference books circulate for three days. A Date Due slip is placed in each item as a reminder to students.

 Check Out Privileges
Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one library book at a time.
First grade students are allowed to check out two library books at a time.
Second grade students are allowed to check out three items at a time which include books and magazines.
Third grade students are allowed to check out four items at a time which include books, magazines and reference books.
Fourth and fifth grade students may check out one item more than the grade they are in which include books, magazines and reference books.
Of course, parents may restrict their child’s check out privileges if they choose. Please contact the media center staff to make these arrangements.
Parents may check out as many items as they would like.