Ms. Kacie Ham, Library Media Specialist
Ms. Elizabeth Constan, Library Assistant
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Library HoursThe library is open during school from 8:35-3:00
The book return slot is open before and after school.
Books may be borrowed for 12 days (two cycles of the six day schedule)
Books may be renewed for one more cycle.
We do not charge late fines, but if a book is lost or damaged the student will be responsible
for purchasing a replacement or they will be billed for the replacement cost.
The Open Library Model
The Greenacres Library program is an open library model. It is designed to encourage every student to develop a life-long love of literature and learning by allowing students to come regularly with their class for book exchange & instruction, and allowing flexible time for additional class visits or independent book exchange.
A collaborative approach between the librarian, other specials teachers, and the classroom teachers allows for authentic, project-based learning that reinforces the formation of new understanding and supports the skills related to information literacy, research, and STEAM.
Access to a large, professionally developed library collection provides students with an amazing resource as they develop their reading ability and explore books that pique their natural interest and curiosity.
Guidelines for Book Selection
Students may borrow two books at a time (more if they need books for research).
Every student should choose a "just-right" reading book for them-- this is an individual decision based on personal interest and reading ability, and students are encouraged to use the Five Finger Rule to test the book out before they choose it. Choosing excellent "just-right" reading material is a life skill that takes a lot of practice to master, which is part of the reason we try again each and every cycle!
The second book selected can be a free choice title-- anything from an Early Reader, to a Biography, or even a longer chapter book for their parents to read aloud to the family!
Students may come exchange books outside of their class’s assigned library time if a book they take out proves to be difficult, easy, or uninteresting.
Reading and Research Recommendations
The Booklists tab at the top of the page has book recommendations and great suggestions for finding an interesting book to read.
Doing some research when the library is closed? The page to use our library resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Some databases require special passwords for At Home Access.
Questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Ms. Ham