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Library Information and Expectations

  • The Obama Elementary Library is an integral part of the reading and language arts program where the students learn to use resources, books, computers, and the computer online public access catalog. The library has a semi-fixed schedule which allows times for classrooms to visit weekly while also allowing small groups of children to come to the media center between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm when the Library Media Specialist is present.


    Pre-K and Kindergarten

    Scholars may check out one or two book/s for two weeks period.

    Kindergarten and Grade 1

    Students may check out two or three book/s. Whenever one book is returned, another item may be chosen. The book may be enjoyed for two weeks.

    Grades 2-5

    Students may check out four books for two weeks. For certain school projects, more than four books may be checked out at the discretion of the librarian and the classroom teacher.

    Books may be renewed for additional weeks. Fines are not assessed for late books. However, if the student has an overdue book, library privileges are canceled until the overdue materials are returned. Books that are lost or damaged beyond repair will be assessed a fine according to the age and condition of the book.