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General Information

Library Hours:

7:15 am - 4:00 pm

 

Library Checkout Policy:

PreK, K, 1st grade = 1 book

2nd - 5th grade = 2 books

 

Late Book Policy:

Students will NOT be able to check out a new book until all late books are returned, the replacement fee is paid, or the book is "worked-off" by helping with jobs around the library.

A letter will be sent home with the student letting his/her parent know of any lost library books.  The library staff will attempt to contact parents directly if the child's lost book is not found or paid for promptly.  The lost book will count as one book checked out and therefore limit the number of books the child may select.

 

Library Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Beginning of the Year Scavenger Hunt!  

     

Purpose:  This activity will help you learn about or review the sections in the library as well as the library resources. 

Directions:  You can work together with a partner or by yourself to find the answers to the questions below.  Record your answers on a separate piece of paper.   You do not have to work on the questions in order, but please remember to work safely and respectfully.

Around the library:

1.  Politely introduce yourself to the librarian.  What is her name?

2.  Each section in the library is labeled with large, colorful letters hanging on the wall.

a.  How many sections are there?  

b.  List each section and describe what color it is.

3.  Find the Magazine section.

a.  List the titles of three magazines that are available for check-out.

b.  How long can you check out a magazine?

4.  Find the Fiction section.

a.  How are these books organized?

b.  How many different genres are there?

c.  Look at the call number on the spine.  What does the "FIC" stand for?

d.  Find a book written by an author who shares your last initial. List one title by that author.

5.  Find the Everybody section.

a.  How are these books organized?

b.  Look at the call number on the spine.  What does the "E" stand for?

6. Find the Non-Fiction section.

a.  Look at the call number on the spine.  How are these books organized?

b.  Look at the posters on the wall.  How can they help you find a book?

7.  Find the Biography section? 

  a.  How are these books organized?

b.  Look at the call number on the spine.  What does "BIO" stand for?

8.  Find the Reference Section.

a.  How are these books organized?

b.  Look at the call number on the spine.  What does "REF" stand for?

c.  List 2 different types of books that can be found in this section.

d.  Can you check out a Reference book?

 

Computer Scavenger Hunt

 


You will need a computer to locate and answer the following questions:  (***click on the blue links to go directly to the spot you need to answer a question.)

8. Using the Destiny Card Catalog, first watch the video tutorial.  Then find a book on any of the following topics and list its title and call number.  Can you tell if it’s available?

  • basketball
  • cliques
  • rap music
  • mythology

9. Click on NoodleTools. What are two research items you can use it for?

10. What is the difference between a database and the internet?

11. If you were asked to find general research, which of the LHS library databases would you use?

12. Name 3 kinds of information you can find on the Testing and Education Center site? (You might have to click Proceed)

13. How do I use the databases from home? (hint:  you may need to ask for the passwords if you can't find them on the page.)  

14. What does the acronym CRAP stand for?

15. Click on the Trust but Verify tab and answer the 3 questions on the page. 

16. Should you play games on the library computers?


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