Welcome to the Library!!

Students may check out materials from the Abbott Library during regular school hours. While all classes do have a scheduled time each week, the library is open for all students to return and check out books any time.

We ask that you please help your child find a special place where his/her book can be kept so that it will not be damaged or lost. If the book is damaged or lost, it is our policy to charge the replacement value of the item. If the item is found, a reimbursement will be made. Please do not repair damage to a book.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance!

Mrs. Cryer & Mrs. Lundgren

Checkout Information

Students may check out materials from the Abbott Library during regular school hours,. While all classes do have a scheduled time each week, the library is open for all students to return and check out books any time. Students with over due books cannot check out new books until those items are returned or arrangements are made with Mrs. Cryer or Mrs. Lundgren. The standard checkout period is two weeks, but this can be extended by renewing a book unless there is a hold on the book. The number of books allowed to be checked out at one time varies by grade level. Exceptions are made for school projects and on a case-by-case basis.

Kindergarten - 1 book

1st-4th - 2 books

5th - 3 books

Please help your child find a special place where his/her book can be kept so that it will not be damaged or lost. Please do not attempt to repair damage to a book - let us know what happened, and we will do our best to repair damage using tools and supplies designed for book repair. If the book is damaged beyond repair or is lost, it is our policy to charge the replacement value of the item. If a lost item is later found, reimbursement will be made.

We believe that the two main goals of a school library are to support learning and to inspire and develop a love for reading. Student choice is critical in reaching these goals. We work with students on developing skills to find books and evaluate whether books are right for them.This can often be a series of trial and error, and every child and family are different. If you have preferences regarding the books your child is checking out, please begin with discussing these preferences with your child. We are also happy to assist in guiding children to books as well.

 

Maker Space Links
Book Recommendation Form

Book Recommendation Form

Please click the link above if you have a suggestion for a book that you would like to see considered to be purchased for our school library. 

Edible Book Fair
Media Skills Classes Information

In addition to library checkout, Mrs. Cryer works with each class bi-weekly.  There are 3 main strands to our Media Skills Curriculum:

  1. Library & Literacy Skills - These lessons focus on skills to effectively find and use the resources in the library as well as digital resources.
  2. Digital Citizenship: These lessons focus on being safe and respectful both online and when creating content.
  3. Computational Thinking: These lessons are more commonly called coding by students, and we will be working to develop problem solving skills and perseverance through coding activities.

Throughout the year, we will also try out different applications and technology that can be used to support regular classroom learning and/or extend the skills we have been working on in our Media Skills classes. We also love to partner with classroom teachers to integrate technology and research skills into the grade level curriculum.

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Belief Statement:

School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills. School libraries provide equitable physical and intellectual access to the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, engaging, and safe environment. School librarians collaborate with others to provide instruction, learning strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century.*

MPS District Library Services and School Libraries 2011