Media Center

Students at Freedom Elementary visit the library each week for literature sharing, information skills instruction, and computer lessons to supplement classroom instruction. 

Library Staff:
Mrs. Jody Densford – Librarian
Visit us at http://blogs.bullittschools.org/jodydensford for library news and events!

 

Library Schedule:
8:30-9:00 AM Open Library:  Any child that needs or wants to return library books and get new ones may do so during this time.

Check Out Policies:
Students in Kindergarten are only allowed to check out one book a week.  This is to encourage our newest patrons to learn proper book care.  Students in grades 1-3 are allowed to check out two books each week.  Students in grades 4-5 are allowed to check out two books or one book and one magazine weekly.  Students working on special projects may discuss the option of checking out extra material. 

We do not charge fines for overdue books; however, students must return overdue books before they may check out additional ones. 

Students who lose or damage a book beyond repair will be charged a replacement cost.  Students who habitually lose books and do not pay for them will be limited to using books only in the library. 

Parents are encouraged to visit our library where an account can be created for them.  They may check out books to read to their children.

Book Selection:
In homeroom classes and in the library, teachers discuss book selection guidelines with their students.  Children are taught to check if books are appropriate reading levels and suitable stories.  Most children follow these guidelines.  When a library staff member sees a student trying to check out a book that is too difficult, they discuss the selection with them.  Often children tell us that a parent reads with them at home for additional support. 

It is important to remember that our audience for library books ranges from preschool to preteen range!  Not every book is appropriate for every child.  Family standards can vary widely, too. 

Sometimes students check out books without having a staff member “looking over their shoulder”.  We could be working with another child, group of children, etc…Please discuss with your child how important it is to follow both your guidelines and their teachers’.  If you as a parent do not want your child checking out certain materials, please communicate that to your child.  We don’t want anybody to get something age inappropriate.  We strive to teach our students to be independent reading consumers.  If you notice your child bringing home materials at an inappropriate reading level or subject matter, please discuss this with your child and contact me.