RPS Library Newsletter
Periodically, the LMC will send out library newsletters to inform you of learning resources, new books, reading programs, research projects, technology tips, special events, and other news.
Meet the New Library Media Specialist
I am married to my husband, Chris. We just celebrated our first anniversary this summer (June). Along with learning a new job, we are preparing for another new job-being first time parents! We are expecting our first child, Avery, in December.
I love teaching kids how to find information and use technology to communicate what they are learning. I am looking forward to getting kids hooked on books, getting them to read outside of their comfort zone, teaching them how to be good digital citizens, plus much more. I am really looking forward to this new adventure and I hope you are too! See you in the library!
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Family Reading Nights
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." This quote by Emilie Buchwald is so true. Take some time each Thursday night to come read with your child at the RPS library. Your child can work on their AR goal at this time as well. Watch newsletters, the RPS library website, and Twitter for special reading nights with themes such as Pajama Night!
Fall 2013 Family Reading Night Dates:
-September 5 6-7 pm
-September 12 6-7 pm-September 19 6-7 pm (Pajama Night- wear your PJ's and read with your favorite stuffed animal)
-September 26 6-7 pm
-October 17 6-7 pm (Celebrity Night- Come walk the red carpet and read with a local celebrity!)
-October 24 6-7 pm
-November 7 6-7 pm
-November 14 6-7 pm
-November 21 6-7 pm (Thanksgiving Night- Students and families will travel to different areas to have a thanksgiving book read to them. Students who listen to all 4 stories will be entered into a contest to win a Thanksgiving book set.)
-December 12 6-8 pm (Family Shopping Night at the Winter Book Fair)
New Library Procedures
-All books have a one-week check out period. Books must be returned before new books can be checked out.
-2nd and 3rd grade students may check out 1 magazine each week as one of their book selections.
-Any student who has an overdue book, will receive an overdue notice to help remind them to find the book and return it.
-Any books that cannot be found will be expected to be replaced by paying for a replacement copy.
-Overdue books will remain on the child's account until the book(s) are returned or a replacement fee has been rendered. Students will not be allowed to check out a book until their account is clear. The child will be allowed to browse the collection, but will not be able to check any books out until their account is clear. At the beginning of each grading quarter, students who still have books checked out according to their account will again be allowed to check out, but the books will remain on their account. All books will be expected to be returned or paid for by the end of the school year. Any student who has a clear account for the entire grading period (9 weeks) will get to participate in a celebration to recognize them for taking responsibility. This celebration will be repeated each nine weeks grading period.
Each child will be allowed to check out 2 books each week. They can keep books checked out for one week. They can return books at any time. They do not need to wait until their library day to make a return or check out new books.
Library Day Reminder Card
During their first library class, your child will recieve a magnetic reminder card to post on the refrigerator at home. Please help your child select a spot on the fridge to place it on. The goal of this card is to remind your child every week about their library day and to remember to return their library books. Thank you for helping your child practice responsibility.