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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 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. The borrowing period is one week. 

There are no fines for overdue books, but students cannot borrow more books until those books are returned. Families are responsible for replacement costs on lost or damaged materials, and it is policy not to accept replacement books in lieu of lost book fines. 

Acceptable Use Policy
On 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 can 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 will refer you to another Hamden Public School. Right at drop off time or just before pick up time are likely times, and 10-20 minutes can be very helpful. 
Please contact Jackie Church, Library Media Specialist, to discuss training and hours available.