The mission of the Wedgwood Elementary School Library is
- to collaborate with staff to create authentic learning for all students.
- to build a diverse, high quality collection of resources for all patrons.
- to encourage staff and students in becoming effective users of ideas and information.
- to create opportunities to use 21s Century Skills through technology.
to help every student find a love for reading that will last a life time.
Mrs. Kristi Leland has been an educator for over 20 years. She began her dream job as the Teacher-Librarian at Wedgwood Elementary in 2015 and has loved every minute of it! Finding books that connect with readers is her driving force. Her main goal is to create a space within Wedgwood's library that invites all learners to pursue their interests; whether this is through books, technology or a future Makerspace.
We have a fabulous group of volunteers in our library. Each week
parents come in to help circulate, catalog and shelve books. In
addition, parents work with individual students to help them find their
perfect book, assist with the computers and listen to them read.
general, parents volunteer for a particular time slot which may cover
one or more classes. When parents come into the library, checking in
books is the first priority. This usually happens while Mrs. Leland is
teaching a mini-lesson to a classroom. After the mini-lesson is
complete, students have time to look for and check out books. During
this time, parents are usually helping students find books on the
computer or on the shelves or they are checking out books at the
circulation station. When time permits, parents help to shelve the books
that have been checked in. Parents who are interested in doing so can
also receive special training for special projects and for
cataloging and processing books.
Every fall, there is a general training session for new volunteers
in the library. Parents who are interested in starting to volunteer
later in the year will be paired up with an experienced volunteer for
training. There is also a volunteer manual available in the library.
A Library Volunteer Coordinator helps to schedule parent volunteers. This next year, our fabulous volunteer coordinator is Michele Hyde.
If you are interested in volunteering in the library please contact Michele.
Number of Books and Checkout Time Period
In Kindergarten, students are allowed to check out
one book. Books are due after one week. In general, kindergarten
teachers ask their students to leave the books at school. This policy
may change as the students learn to be more responsible about taking
care of their books.
In 1st and 2nd grade, students are allowed to check out two books. In 3rd grade, students check out 3 books. In 4th grade, students check out 4 books and in 5th grade, students can check out up to 5 books.
All books are due after two weeks. If a due date would fall during a vacation, books will not be due until after the vacation days are over.
Students with overdue books are encouraged to return their books at their earliest convenience. Student may check out more books until they reach their weekly grade level limit. Notices will be sent home three times each year, at the end of the each trimester.
Students who lose a library book can either pay a fine for the book
or they can replace the book with another copy of the book or with a
similar book. Please contact Mrs. Leland in the library to handle any lost book questions.