Our Library Media Center is committed to providing quality print and electronic resources while fostering information literacy through effective research and retrieval as well as developing a lifelong love of reading in our students.
14, 819 book and print resources
649 nonprint items that include CD-ROMs, videos, math manipulatives, and audiovisual equipment
22 networked computer stations for student use
2 networked computers for administrative use
Kidzviz, the Online Public Access Catalong (OPAC), a computerized book catalog accessible on any computer in the school
The library media center averages between 200-300 checkouts a day.
PreK-Kindergarten are on a fixed schedule, meaning they come every week for library instruction and checkouts.
1st-4th grades are on a fixed/flexible schedule, meaning they come every two weeks for library instruction and checkouts. Students can also come once a day on their own with a library pass to checkout books.
Student Checkout Information
1st-4th grade students can check out one book at a time for a period of two weeks. Books can be renewed twice. Students cannot checkout a new book until their old book is returned.
Overdue notices are printed every Monday afternoon and go home in Tuesday's red information folders.
Students are not charged fines for overdue books.
They are charged fines for damaged books. These fines include:
Pencil writing on page: $0.10 per page or the price of the book
Crayon/Ink blotted pages: $1.00 per page or the price of the book
Food/Drink spills: $1.00 per page or the price of the book
Torn pages: $0.15 per page or the price of the book
Missing pages: Price of the book
Broken/Missing book cover or spine: Price of the book
Any lost or damaged book must be paid for, either by check or cash, before a student can checkout another book. Checks are made payable to Foley Elementary School.
Accelerated Reader Enterprise
Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Enterprise is a computer-based program designed for students to help motivate and monitor their reading practice and develop comprehension skills. Three times a year, students are administered the STAR Early Literacy Test and the STAR Reading Test, which gives them an individual reading level. Students then read books at their appropriate reading level and take an Accelerated Reader reading practice quiz after they finish the story. Both the students and teachers are provided with immediate feedback on the reading progress. Students can also take vocabulary practice, literacy skills practice, and textbook quizzes. Students also are administered the STAR Math test for a recommended math level.
Here are some important components under Accelerated Reader Enterprise.
We have access to all Accelerated Reader quizzes created. This means that, even if we do not have a particular book in the library, a student can read a book from home, a public library, or from a bookstore and more than likely find a quiz on that title. Use the AR BookFinder to determine if a book has an Accelerated Reader quiz.
Renaissance Home Connect. This program improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a website and view their student's reading and math practice and progress towards goals. Parents can also sign up for email alerts showing a student's latest quiz or test result.
Rensaissance Home Connect can be viewed from any computer with an Internet connection using Internet Explorer 6.02 or later, Firefox 1.5 or later, and Safari 2.03. or later. The username to log in is the first letter of the student's first name and the first four letters of the student's last name (and in some cases a number at the end). The password is the student's initials. This information is printed out and sent home at the beginning of each academic year. If another printout is needed, please call the library or send a note to school.
Students cannot take A.R. quizzes from home; they can only view their reading history and progress.
The Parent Resource Center is located in the library. Parents are more than welcome to come in and select information pamphlets and brochures geared towards helping your child succeed in school. There are also videos, both in English and Spanish, available to watch regarding how parents can help their child succeed in school.
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