About the Library

  • The Rondo Educational Center Library serves more than 2,000 students and staff at Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School and Benjamin E. Mays International Magnet School. We have over 46,000 books, with everything from early readers to young adult novels, fantasy to realistic fiction, nonfiction, and even magazines.



    Circulation Information

    Guidelines by grade

    • First graders may check out one book.
    • Second graders may check out one or two books, based on teacher requirements.
    • Third through fifth graders may check out up to two books. A third book may be checked out if the student needs resources for research.
    • Middle school students may check out up to three books. Additional checkout privileges may be discussed based on research needs and student responsibility.
    • World Geography textbooks may be checked out for one day. A late fine of $1 will be applied for each week that the textbook is overdue.

    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. 6th-8th grade students will receive overdue notices through email. We do not charge fines for overdue books, except for World Geography textbooks. Bring them back, even if you checked them out years ago, so another student can read them!


    Fine Policy (Lost/Damaged Books)

    If a book is damaged or lost, please contact Ms. Sadie. 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


    Hi! I'm Ms. Sadie. I am so excited to working in the library this school year! I have spent the last two school years working as a paraprofessional at Capitol Hill. I love books and am overjoyed to be able to share that love with the entire Rondo complex. Any questions about books or library policies can be sent to my email: sadie.pelini@spps.org or I can be reached during the school day at 651-325-2776.