Welcome to the Hafen Elementary School Library. My name is Mrs. Brooks and I am the Hafen School Librarian.
The library is open 8:30-2:30 everyday. Students in grades K-5th come to the library on a weekly scheduled time with their class. During this time students will be able to get new library books and enjoy the center activities or have silent reading.
- Kindergarten students who have filled out and returned the Library Policy form will be allowed to check out one Library Backpack a week. Please see Forms section for Library Rules and Policy Form. The backpacks need to be returned the day before their scheduled library class to be able to check out a new Library Backpack.
- Students in 1st grade are allowed one book per week.
- Students in grades 2nd-5th are allowed 2 books per week. They are allowed to take one book home each day and are to bring them back each day for their reading time during class. Students are allowed to re-check books if needed. Both books need to be returned in order for students to get new books.
Accelerated Reading Program:
Our library uses the Accelerated Reading Program and our library is set up for the students to find their books with ease. The Accelerated Program has a computerized test that accompanies their book which helps to monitor and record their reading growth throughout the year. Students earning an 80% or higher on their Accelerated Test receive a prize from the library.
Scholastic Book Fairs:
Our school usually holds two book fairs each year. One is held in the Fall and one in the Spring. At this time students can purchase books for themselves along with other creative and fun merchandise. Proceeds from the book fair help purchase books and materials for the library.
I look forward to sharing my love of reading with each of our students and encouraging them to be a Star at our library!
Mission Statement of the School Library Media Program
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
This mission is accomplished:
· by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
· by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
· by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students
· by fostering in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence.
--Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p.1