Library Policies and Procedures

Our mission is to provide excellent resources, activities and services to our educational community in order to enable students to develop a love of reading and to become effective users of ideas and information in their pursuit of lifelong learning. Our goal is to support staff, students and community in their love of reading, their search for information and to instruct and ensure the safe use of digital technology.


Circulation Policies

Students may check out the following number of books based on grade level:

  • Kindergarten: One item at a time unless written notice provided by adult

  • Grade 1: Two items at a time unless written notice provided by adult

  • Grades 2 and 3: Three items at a time

  • Grade 4: Four items at a time

  • Grade 5: Five items at a time


Teachers may check out an unlimited number of books for their classroom use and are responsible for the materials.


It is the responsibility of the person who checks out an item to take care of the borrowed item, not to share items they check out with anyone, replace items if damaged beyond repair, and return items in a timely manner so that others may read them.

Overdue slips and notices will be printed out and distributed to students. To help students learn to be responsible, please


Readers are taught the five finger test. If there are more than five words on a page that they do not know, then it is not a just-right book. Students are expected to select at least one book that is just right for them . However students are encouraged to select items that are of interest to them that they will want to read and hopefully discuss with their family, friends, and teachers. Students are introduced to a variety of literature, but their book selections are by free choice. If you prefer your child to select certain items, please contact the librarian.


Digital Library materials and other resources are accessible through the library page at the Mary Jackson website.