Learning Commons Do's

Includes rules about student behaviour, signing out books and overdue items.

Novels, eBooks, graphic novels, audio books, iPod, iPad, android…even from the clouds…keep reading! Students sign out Learning Commons resources and are reading and listening to e-books via TumbleBooks and TumbleBook Cloud. Students are reminded that it’s their responsibility to remember when their library books are due.  Thank you to all who are diligent and return their books on time and in good condition!

Student Behaviour

1.  Polite and quiet behaviour is expected.

2.  Enter the Learning Commons by walking.  Running is for gym time.

3.  Students must ask permission to leave the Learning Commons.

4.  Eating and drinking is to be done during break time in the Dragon's Lair.

Number of Books Students Can Sign Out

Students in grades K-3 are encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" when choosing their books. Five Finger Rule

-Kindergarten : 1 Book

-Gr. 1 -- 1 Fiction and 1 Non-Fiction. Students will start signing out non-fiction books in January.

-Gr. 2 --  2 or 3 Books (depending on the class), may have a minimum of 1 Fiction and 1 Non-Fiction.  One book must be a book the student can read well on their own.

-Gr. 3-9 -- 3 Books, must have a minimum of 1 Fiction and 1 Non-Fiction.  As students may require more than their limit to do research, the amount will be flexible.  Overdue or lost books will also be taken into consideration.

Overdue Books

-If students are at their limit for books, then they cannot sign out another book until their overdue books are returned.  Students are to use Koha, an online program, to check for their sign outs.

-Students are expected to pay for any lost or damaged books and textbooks.

-Staff may borrow material for the school year and are encouraged to return materials as quickly as possible so others may use the material.

Donations

Donations will be accept for the Learning Common’s Collection under the following guidelines:

  1. Item is appropriate fiction reading for middle school age level or junior high curriculum.
  2. Age of item does not exceed 5 years.
  3. Item is in good condition.
  4. If donated item does not support the collection it will be sent to another Learning Commons that can use it.

Textbooks

Textbooks will be assigned to students at the beginning of September for the duration of the school year.  Students fill out a Textbook Inspection Form which will be used to determine if a textbook was further damaged beyond originally noted.
Should a textbook be lost or damaged the student will be have to pay the replacement cost of the item before receiving another textbook

Lost/damaged books

Students will not be allowed to sign out new material until overdue item(s) are returned 
Lost or damaged books must be paid for before a student will be allowed to sign out new material

Any lost or damaged item from the Learning Commons may be paid for in one of three options:

  1. Pay for item.
  2. Purchase a copy of item and donate to the Learning Commons.
  3. Donate a item of equal value preferable in same subject or genre to the Learning Commons collection.

Volunteers

Volunteers are welcome in the Learning Commons. A criminal record check must be completed prior to being able to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer or need more information please contact Mrs. Schoell via email or the school at 403-936-4579 ext. 8304.

Purchase Recommendations for Learning Commons Collection

Parents and students are encouraged to submit titles for purchase to enhance the Learning Commons' collection. Please contact Mrs. Schoell if you would like to make a suggestion.  Students may also submit purchase suggestions by logging into Koha.

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