2ProceduresThere are procedures that we follow when we come to the library. If we all follow these procedures, we will be able to select the books we want and listen to stories.
3Entering the Library Walk silently in line. Hug your book Stop at the globeWait silently for directions
4Checking in BooksHold the book upside down with the spine away from your body – like an alligator is biting your tummy!Place the barcode under the scanner. Wait for it to beep.Hand the book to Mrs. Altman. Let her know if you are renewing it.Walk to the Story Steps and sit quietly on your assigned number.
5Story Time Sit on your assigned number – do not run or jump Respect everyone’s spaceKeep your shoes onWhisper quietly until Mrs. Altman arrivesListen silently while Mrs. Altman reads the story and goes over the lessonRaise your hand to speakWait to be dismissed
6Choosing a Book If you are in grades 3,4, or 5, get a shelf marker. Begin to browse the fiction and nonfiction shelves.Be sure to use the shelf marker in the correct manner.
7Choosing a Book Grades K, 1,2, and 3; select one book Grades 4 and 5, select one or two booksGet your library card off of table 8 and bring it and your book to the circulation deskScan your card first and then your bookGive the card to Mrs. Altman and take the book to your assigned seat at the tables
8Begin your Assigned Work Walk quietly to your assigned seat at the tables.Take the papers from your grade level folder and begin working quietly.Be sure to put your name on your paper.If you finish early, read your book.
9Study Hall Stop at the door and show your pass to the teacher. Be sure to use the restroom BEFORE you come to study hall. You will not be dismissed to use the restroom.Be sure you have all your materials – pencil, paper, books, etc. You will not be dismissed to get materials once you are in study hall.If you have a “go” pass, you may leave when finished. If you have a “stay” pass, or no pass, you will be dismissed when the bell rings.
10Be sure you have enough work to keep you busy for study hall. I will not be checking out books during study hall.If you have come to read, you may sit on the story steps.If you have a question about your work, raise your hand.There is no talking during study hall.
11AR Fire Up with Reading will continue this year. You may take AR tests in the library at recess.Keep reading and earning points to get your incentives!
12In Conclusion… Be sure to take care of your books. I am happy to help you choose a book.Earn your AR points.Read, read, read!