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Welcome to Hoben’s Library and Media Center!
Instruction: Each classroom visits the library for 50 minutes once a week. This time includes literature introduction, library skills, book talks, reading strategy practice, research skills, book discussions, classroom collaboration, project work, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and technology instruction throughout the year.
Checkout: Kindergartners and first graders may check out one book each week. Second through fifth grade students may check out two books each week. If there is a special project going on, a third book may be checked out for classroom use.
Students may renew a book if he/she is not done reading it. If students finish their books before the week is over, they are welcome to visit the library during school hours (with teacher permission) to exchange them for new books. There are specified open library times for this as well. We do not charge fines for overdue books, but we do charge for damaged or lost books. Please encourage your child to be responsible and respectful patrons, thank you!.
Volunteers: We love volunteers; please email email@example.com to schedule a time. We’d love to have you join us.
Donations: Hoben students are always asking us for certain books. We do our best to keep the library up-to-date, but tastes change, new books come out and some books are lost, worn, or accidentally ruined on occasion. Book donations are welcome, and donations can be made to: http://donations.juniorlibraryguild.com/j034759.html
If you would like to donate a book to our library for your child’s birthday, we will put a special sticker in the front cover with your child’s name on it. If your child is a fifth grader and would like to “leave a legacy” book, we will put a sticker in it with your child’s name and the year they graduate fifth grade. Not sure what to get? We’re happy to give you suggestions or you can ask your child. They may know what book we’re lacking or they may choose one of their favorites.
Book Fairs: We have two book fairs each year. We try to schedule them during parent conferences in December and around literacy night in March. March is also reading month, so we like to celebrate the joy of reading! Volunteers are always welcome to assist with our annual book fairs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help.
Top 100 Picture Books - School Library Journal
Michigan eLibrary: Visit http://kids.mel.org/ for free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images through the Library of Michigan.
For student research: http://www.kidrex.org/ or https://www.juniorsafesearch.com/
Try Encyclopedia Britannica for research, or NoveList for recommendations on what to read next.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions.
Diana Olds, Media Specialist/Librarian: email@example.com
Terri Forde, Media Specialist/Library Aide: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Thoune, Media Specialist/Library Aide: email@example.com