WELCOME TO THE ABINGDON LIBRARY
Librarian: Mrs. Fatouros
Librarian Assistant: Ms. Palacios
The mission of the Abingdon Elementary School Library is to:
- engage and inspire students;
- promote a love of reading;
- teach information literacy skills; and
- foster lifelong learning.
The Library collection has more than 16,000 resources for use by students, teachers and parents. The collection is mainly comprised of books–picture books, easy readers, fiction, non-fiction, biography and reference. In addition we have a growing collection of videos, magazines and audiobooks. To browse the online library catalog, click on the ACORN link on the right. To search the Abingdon Library specifically, you will need to click on Branch Limit and mark only Abingdon.
Each class visits the library once a week for a scheduled library time. In addition, teachers may sign up for additional library times for their classes to conduct research or activity based lessons relating to curriculum being taught.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. When is the library open?
We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:05 pm. Students may check out books during this time.
2. Can I only borrow books on my library day?
Besides scheduled library time, students may visit the library for open check-out any morning from 7:30-8:00.
3. What happens during library?
We read stories, do research projects, learn how to find books, learn how to use the resources in the library, use technology, and MUCH more. We also have time to check out books. We do our best to help students find “just right” books.
4. How many books may I check out?
Our mission is to encourage and promote our students’ love of reading by ensuring that they have access to books at school and at home. All Abingdon students, staff, and parents may check out materials from the library. Students are given the opportunity to check out books during their weekly library lessons and may also come to the library at any time to find materials. Library books have a loan period of two weeks but students in grades PreK – 2 are encouraged to return books weekly.
Maximum numbers of books that may be checked out at one time are:
PreK, Kindergarten = 1
1st grade = 2
2nd grade = 2
3rd grade = 3
4th grade = 3
5th grade = 3-4
As students become familiar with our library’s policies and procedures, they may be able to check out as many books as they can read and care for at one time. Overdue notices are sent home once a month. There are no fines for overdue materials. However, lost or damaged books must be paid for or replaced by the end of the school year. . . Please treat our resources gently.