Library - Parent Information

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I am posting read aloud videos by authors and other resources on FB to entertain and educate your children during our distance learning.

To contact me with questions about resources or distance learning issues, email me at

jchurch@hamden.org.

 

Display of student progress in World of Readers 2019

Classes
Students in grades K-6 visit the Media Center for weekly lessons and a book exchange. Classes include library, research and technology lessons along with book exchange time. The library/media curriculum includes digital citizenship, evaluating information, and library and research skills, with technology embedded into lessons.

Library/Media Policies
Students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 borrow one book at a time, while students in Grade 2-6 may borrow two books at a time. All students may borrow more books if needed for class projects or assignments. Students may also return and borrow books during open book exchange, so effectively them may borrow more than one or two books per week. The regular borrowing period is one week. 

There are no fines for overdue books, but students cannot borrow more books until their books are returned. Families are responsible for replacement costs on lost or damaged materials per Board of Education policy, and replacement books are not generally accepted in lieu of lost book fines. 

Acceptable Use Policy
During their child's registration, parents receive and sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which describes the expectations for their child's technology use. Students review the rules  in a student version of the AUP in Media class each year. 

Online Resources
Students and parents are welcome to use online resources -- like Destiny, World Book Online, and PebbleGo -- at home. Passwords may be found on the Student Resources page.

Volunteer Opportunities
Parents are always welcome to volunteer in our school library. If no openings exist at Dunbar Hill School, we can refer you to another Hamden Public School.
Right at drop off time or just before pick up time are likely times, and even 10-20 minutes can be very helpful!
Please contact Jackie Church, Library Media Specialist, if you are willing to help!

jchurch@hamden.org