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About the Library

Library Staff

Mrs. Anne Johnson, Librarian

 

Volunteers

Special thanks to the community and parent volunteers who help students and teachers alike by spending time working in the library.

 

Library Media Program Mission

The mission of the Guilderland Central School District Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

To accomplish this, we will:

  • provide instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and

  • work with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual learners.

What does your School Librarian Do?

 

  • build and evaluate the library collection
  • weed the collection to keep it current

  • inventory and organize the collection

  • circulate materials

  • repair materials

  • review and purchase materials of various formats to meet curriculum and student needs

  • manage library webpages

  • design and customize information literacy lessons which include investigating resources in both print and multimedia formats

  • create resource lists for patron use

  • manage each library program’s budget

  • catalog and process each new item purchased

  • Repair materials to extend use of resources

  • help to maintain various technologies utilized by the entire building

 

Circulation

Kindergarteners may have 2 items checked out at a time.  Students in Grades 1 through 5 may have up to 5 items out at a time. 

Books and readalongs (book with an audiotape or CD) may be checked out for 2 weeks.

Items may be renewed in the library.

If a student has two or more overdue materials, the overdue materials must be returned before new materials can be checked out. We do not charge overdue fees.

Lost or damaged books

Part of what we try to teach students is to be responsible users of library materials.  Students should take good care of items they borrow from the library!  Please keep books away from food, drink, pets, and siblings who like to draw in, drool on, or eat books. We know that sometimes accidents happen.  If library materials are damaged or lost, we will ask you to pay for the book so students know they are responsible for things they borrow.

Donations

We happily accept donations of gently used books.  Any that we can't use in our school library collection (at our discretion) will be donated to Better World Books through the public library system.

 

Library Curriculum

The Library Media Program plays a vital role throughout all aspects of the curriculum. The mission of the Library Media Program ensures that all students and staff effectively generate questions, access resources and create and share their new knowledge. In addition to managing the book collection and library web page, the Library Media Specialist provides instruction for individuals, small groups and whole classes of students. Areas of instruction include library orientation and circulation, literature appreciation, information skills and utilizing technology and digital media.

 

 

Visit the following links to learn more about the library curriculum for each grade level:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade