About the Library

  • The library reading area

    The Rondo Educational Center Library serves more than 2,000 students and staff at Benjamin E. Mays International Magnet School and Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School. We have over 35,000 books, with everything from early readers to young adult novels, fantasy to realistic fiction, nonfiction, and even magazines.


    Library Policies

    Circulation Information:

    • Kindergarteners and first graders may check out one book.
    • Second and third graders may check out one or two books, based on teacher requirements.
    • Fourth and fifth graders may check out up to two books.

    Books are checked out for two week periods and can be renewed when needed. If books are overdue or lost, students will not be able to check out any more books until the books are returned or the fines are paid.

    Overdue Materials:
    Overdue notices will be sent home periodically and at teachers' request. Watch for these slips in Wednesday Packets.

    Fine Policy (Lost/Damaged Books):
    If a book is damaged or lost, please contact Ms. Vogel. I will assess the damage and if a replacement fine is needed, I will send a note home. The library collects these fines to replace books with library bound copies which hold up much better than items purchased at local retailers. The library only accepts cash for lost book fines. If you find your lost book after having paid for it, I will refund your money, as long as the item hasn't been reordered. Please do not try to repair the book yourself. We appreciate your good intentions, but our volunteers have been specially trained in book repair to make our books last as long as possible.


    Library Staff

    Ms. Vogel, an Inquirer

    Our "Library Lady," Ms. Vogel, came to the Rondo Educational Center Library in September of 2012, and is loving every minute of working here. She says there's never a boring moment in the library! As a kid, she loved reading so much that she would do her chores while reading and her parents had to ban books at the dinner table. She hopes to inspire every student to love books as much as she does.

    For more information about the library or any of its services and programs, please contact Amy Vogel.