Irving Park Elementary Media Center

Ms. Long with Gail Galligan, author of Babysitter's Club

Ms. Long with Gail Galligan, author of Babysitter's Club

Library Information

  • Ms. Long

    I am so happy to be the school librarian at Irving Park Elementary. I strive to foster a love of reading and make an effort to help every student find their "just right" favorite book. During Library/Media special, students will receive lessons in digital citizenship, learn how to use the library (both the physical and online libraries), gain knowledge in researching skills, and try out a variety of technology programs. 

    How Can Students Check Out Books?

    Students will check out books during Library/Media special. They can also place a hold on books when it is not their Library/Media special week and a Library Minion (student media assistant) will deliver the book to their class in the morning. Students may also return books at any time. Library Minions will collect books in the morning.

    What if a book is lost or damaged?

    If a book is damaged, please send it back to school with a note. Please do not try to repair the book on your own, as we have mending materials in the library to try to fix repairs.  If the book can be repaired, it will be returned to the shelf.  If the book cannot be repaired a notice with the price of the book will be sent home with the student.  Please send a check for the cost of the book made out to Irving Park Elementary School.

    If a book is lost, you will receive a notice from the library indicating the cost of the book in order for it to be replaced.  Checks should be made out to Irving Park Elementary School.  Due to school policy, if the book is found later you are not eligible for a refund.  I suggest looking for the book in all those special places, such as under the bed, in the closet, on bookshelves at home, etc., before paying for the book.  Of course, a brand new exact book may be given in place of the lost book instead of payment.  For example, if the lost book is a hardback the book replacement must be hardback.


Battle of the Books

  • Battle of the Books Homepage


    North Carolina School Library Media Association
    2021-2021 Battle of the Books List




    At the Bottom of the World
    *A Jack and the Geniuses story

    Bill Nye & Gregory Mone

    Ban This Book

    Alan Gatz

    Blood on the River

    Elisa Carbone


    Margaret Peterson Haddix

    The Fourteenth Goldfish

    Jennifer L. Holm

    From the Desk of Zoe Washington

    Janae Marks

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears

    Meg Medina

    The Old Willis Place

    Mary Downing Hahn

    The Parker Inheritance

    Varian Johnson

    Rain Reign

    Ann M. Martin

    Runaway Twin

    Peg Kehret

    Save Me a Seat

    Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadaraja

    Shouting at the Rain

    Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    A Snicker of Magic

    Natalie Lloyd

    Stella by Starlight

    Sharon M. Draper

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Student Work

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