The goal of Carver Elementary's
Media Center is to provide flexible access to library resources and instruction
We have a full time Media Coordinator and Media Assistant. This allows us to implement a fully flexible schedule with all-day check-out.
Students may come to the library for check-out once a day if needed.
Students should have their library cards at time of check-out.
Students may check out two (2) books at a time (at their teacher's discretion), and keep them for two (2) weeks.
If a book becomes overdue, the student must return it before checking out any other books.
If a student loses or damages a book beyond repair, he/she is responsible for paying the replacement cost of the book.
should not share their library books with friends or classmates. Turn
the book in first; then allow the friend to check it out.
Be kind to your books. Keep them in a dry, safe, clean place.
When Ms. Jones is present,
lessons and checkout will run
simultaneously. If Ms. Jones is unavailable, checkout will be available
when the lesson has ended or when Ms. Jones returns to the library.
Students may leave their book/s on the counter with their library
card tucked inside, and Mrs. Best or Ms. Jones will deliver the books to them when
they have been checked out.
Small groups of students (2 or 3 per homeroom MAX) may
be sent independently to check out books, provided they are not
disruptive to a lesson. Media Staff reserves the
right to send disruptive students back to their class without having checked
out. A call will be made to the teacher with an explanation.
If there are no classes in progress, teachers may bring their whole class in for checkout.
a whole class checkout session, no more than half of the class may be
actively looking for books. Teachers must monitor
students to keep noise and disruptions to a minimum and to assist
locating/checking out books.
Use for Special Events
We want our Media Center to be
used for a variety of learning and recreational activities! If you need
to use the library for a special event, please see Mrs. Best or Ms. Jones in order
to avoid schedule conflicts.
If you need any type of
presentation equipment, please let us know prior to the
scheduled presentation. This will allow
adequate time to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.