Welcome to Our Media Center
Welcome to the Falkener Library Media Center! We are here to help our learning community become lifelong learners, enthusiastic readers, and responsible users of information and technology in our digital world. Please let us know how we can help you enjoy our wonderful resources and services!
Library Media Center staff
Mrs. Baartz, Media Specialist
Ms. McEachin, Media Assistant
Library Media Center hours
The library is open on school days from 7:30am - 2:20pm. Students, staff and parents are always welcome. Students may come to the library from their classrooms between 7:30 - 7:55am daily with a pass. Teachers have signed up for a weekly checkout schedule.
Library Media Center Check-out and Lending Policies
General Check-out Procedures
Teachers have been invited to sign up for a weekly book check out. Students in 1st through 5th grades will be invited to check out two books per week of their choice. Kindergartners will initially be checking out one book per week. If a class has a research project or special assignment, additional books may be checked out as needed.
Some teachers require that library books stay in the classrooms during the week and other teachers choose to send the books home.
All books check out for two weeks, but we encourage students to return their books weekly so that they can enjoy checking out new materials. Students may renew their books as needed so they can finish reading their books.
Overdue reminders are printed approximately once per quarter. Please help your child look for any books that were brought home. There are no overdue fines.
Lost or Damaged Items
Accidents happen to all of us! Please do not attempt to fix any rips or damage to a book at home as we have special materials at the library that we use. Students should bring the damaged book to Mrs. Baartz or Ms McEachin so that we can assess the damage and try to make repairs. If the book cannot be repaired, there is a $5.00 replacement fine.
Students who lose a book will be assessed a fine of $5.00. These fines will be listed on the overdue notices. If the book is found and returned, the fine will be cleared from the account. Please send in cash payment to Mrs. Baartz.
Check Out Schedule
- B Jones
- A Jones
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