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


    How Can Students Check Out Books?

    For in-person learning students, they will check out books during Library/Media special.  For remote learners, students can request books by putting them on hold (see the video tutorial at the right) or contacting Ms. Long through email, Canvas, or Class Dojo.  A no-contact Library Pick-up Cart is available during grab-n-go lunch from 11-12 or at the front of the school from 12-3.  There is a box to return books at that time.

    Once books are returned, they are put in quarantine for one week per guidance from the American Library Association.

    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

  • North Carolina School Library Media Association
    2020-2021 Battle of the Books List

     Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

    Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen

    Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

    Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

    Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

    Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

    Wish by Barbara O’Connor

    Pax Sara by Pennypacker

    The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

    Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

    The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

    Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler

    The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el


How to access e-books tutorial

Student Work

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