The purpose of the library is to be a welcoming environment to all students and staff; to encourage a love of reading; and to provide instructional support to teachers and students in resources and technology. The library is open all day for book checkout.
Each study hall will be provided with the number of students they are allowed to send to the library at the beginning of each semester. Students will not be admitted without a pass. Students with pre-signed passes should be given preference; pre-signed passes are given by the librarian or a teacher requiring the use of library materials. If students want to check out a book and return to study hall, they do not need to be included in the number coming from study hall, but can be put on their own pass. If you would like to send students to the library from a class, not a study hall, more than one student should not be sent unless you call to be sure there is space for them.
UPK - Grade 6
The goal of library classes is to encourage students to love reading and to gain independence in the use of the library space and materials. Students will also become familiar with various authors and develop some ability to select reading material at their level, which they enjoy. Students can checkout books during library class but may also come any time throughout the day as allowed by the teacher.
SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHERS:
When planning projects/assignments, remember to check to see what material is available in the library, i.e., books and/or databases! You can also ask the librarian to help you check the BOCES Learning Resource Center.
The librarian is available for class instruction on library use, databases, research methods, etc. Bibliographies can be compiled on any subject and books can be put on reserve for your class use. Teachers who wish to bring a class for research should make arrangements three days in advance.
Teachers who would like to assist their students in selecting outside reading books, books specific for reading levels or genre, etc. are welcome with their class, or can make arrangements to send students by reading group. Please be sure to call before coming.
Teachers are asked to cooperate by signing out material borrowed. If there is no one at the circulation desk, please leave a note with your name and the Lisbon Central School barcode number found on the back cover of the book. It will start with LIC and have 5 numbers, i.e., LIC12345. Your cooperation is important, as it helps us know where the material is and it helps give accurate circulation records.