Library

WELCOME TO THE ABINGDON LIBRARY

We are so glad you are here.

The library is an engaging learning space for all students that promotes a love of reading and empowers students to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers while effectively navigating a multitude of information resources.

The mission of the Abingdon Elementary School Library is to:

  • assist students in finding books to read for enjoyment;;
  • introduce students to authors, illustrators, and a variety of genres;
  • Instruct student in information and digital literacy skills in using online databases and resources while developing research skills;
  • collaborate with classroom teachers to provide instruction to students;
  • provide an atmosphere of empathy and kindness;
  • foster a life-long love of reading.

Library Staff

Meghan Fatouros, Librarian

Lola Palacios, Library Assistant

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Library Hours:  Monday-Friday – 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Library Circulation / Book Checkout

All students have the opportunity to check out books during their scheduled library class time. Additionally, students who finish their books before their scheduled library time are encouraged to come to the library during our open checkout every morning from 7:30-8:00 am. Students may ask their teachers at any time to come to the library for books.

  • All books are checked out for two weeks at a time, but PreK and Kindergarten students are encouraged to return their books each week in order to learn good library habits. Books can be renewed for an additional two weeks.
  • Return your print books to get more print books!  Read, Return, Repeat.

The maximum number of books a student can check out depends on their grade level as follows:

  • PK and Kindergarten  – 1 book
  • 1st grade – 2 books
  • 2nd grade  – 2 books
  • 3rd-5th  – 3-5  books.  Students may borrow as many books as they are ready to be responsible for.

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 be responsible for at one time.

Lost Books/Overdues: A book becomes overdue after two weeks.  When a student has a book overdue for an extended time, their borrowing privileges will be limited until the overdue materials are returned. There are no fines for overdue materials.  However, a replacement  is charged for lost books equal to the price of the book.  While we encourage students to borrow books from the library, we also want them to learn to return books so that others may enjoy them. Families may send cash or checks made out to “Abingdon Elementary” as payment for lost and damaged materials.  If a book is found before the end of the school year, money will be refunded.   We ask families to reimburse for library  books that are damaged or lost so that we can replace them and, once again, enable others to use them.

 

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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 Ebooks and audiobooks.

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Each class visits the library for a fixed 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.