Thank you for visiting our Acorn Elementary Library Page
Welcome to our library! The library media center is a very active place with daily classes, students coming in to check out books on their own. Each week, students come to the library for class time. They will learn library skills, research skills, interacting with others and many more skills. Students will have the opportunity to check out a book and work at one station with partners. We hope the library is a place the students will want to visit often.
Kindergarten & 1st grade students check out one (1) book at a time. 2nd-5th grade students may check out (2) books at a time. (Students are allowed to check out more if it is for a class assignment).
They can keep it for one week and renew it once. If it is not returned, it becomes overdue. There are no fines for overdue books, but the student cannot check out a new book until the overdue book is returned. Please keep in mind that other students may be waiting to read the book. Please return books on time!
Students come to the library once a week. Please check the library schedule to know when their class comes to the library
Overdue notices are sent home once a month (more often if necessary). The price for replacing the book is listed on the notice. If the book has been lost, the student is expected to pay for it.
Borrowing books from the library is a privilege. When a student checks out a book, he/she is expected to be responsible for returning the books in good condition.
LOST OR DAMAGED LIBRARY MATERIALS
If a student loses a hardback library book, the price that it cost the library is usually listed on the overdue notice. Please do not purchase a copy of the missing book on your own. The hardback books in our library have library bindings, which are stronger than the publisher's binding sold in stores. Also, our books have been cataloged and processed with a barcode and spine label. Yes, you might be able to purchase the book for less in a store, but it will have an inferior binding, and I will have to catalog the book, and add the spine label and barcode. Please just pay the fee so the book can be re-ordered.
Our library does purchase paperback books now, and it is really important that you remind you child that they need extra special care so they will last longer.
Library books sometimes get damaged in backpacks or at home. If the book can be repaired enough that it can remain in circulation, there is no charge. If the book is damaged beyond repair, the student will be charged the same amount as if it were lost.
L- Listen to the librarian and others.
I- Inquire (ask) if you need help.
B- Be respectful to others.
A- Always walk, never run.
R- Return books to their proper place.
Y- Your manners are appreciated.
**New Hours Beginning Jan. 2nd 2017**
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
139 School Lane
Mena, AR 71953
ORSD Wellness Center- Direct Line
Kathy Medford, Grant Coordinator
Lisa Falls, Acorn School Nurse, LPN
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