Students will drop books into the drop box as they enter the library. Time has been allotted at the end of each class for students to check out books every week.
Students who have not returned their books for the week may look at books from the display shelves or the coffee tables during check out time. Books are to be returned when the class lines up to leave.
Students are always welcome to use Destiny to locate a book. If you are struggling to find the right book, ask a friend, then ask me.
Kindergarten - 2nd grade may check out one book at a time. 3rd-5th grade may check out two books at a time.
Books may be returned during library class or with permission from your teacher during breakfast, at recess or after school.
If I am not in the library, put books to return in the drop box. DO NOT PUT THEM ON THE SHELVES.
Teachers are asked throughout the year for suggestions of books that need to be added to the collection.
A running list of titles and topics that students request is kept and consulted as funds become available.
As new curriculum is introduced, supervisors and administration are consulted to see what resources are being provided through other sources and which need to be provided through the collection.
Materials are selected based on three positive reviews from reputable sources, what has been weeded due to condition or dated materials and what gaps were determined during a collection analysis.
WES Library is typically given $10 per student for the annual budget.
The majority of this budget is spent on books. We are looking into adding databases in the near future as well. Less than 1% was devoted to magazines and Playaways in 2016, on a trial basis.
In 2016, the average book costs about $20.
Vendor and Ordering Instructions
Vendor selection is left to the discretion of each school. WES typically uses Titlewave/Follett for most purchases.
A list is created within Titlewave and forwarded to the front office via email. The request is then processed and sent to the Board of Education. All orders using annual budget funds must be processed through Somerset County Board of Education. All orders purchased through Titlewave arrive reading to be shelved after a download of records is completed by the librarian.
All library purchases made using annual fundraising monies are requested by completing a shopping cart request online or using a purchase order for offline purchases. These are processed through the front office.
Incidental purchases under $100 may be refunded through the front office.
Cataloging and Processing
All purchases from Titlewave and Scholastic will be processed by the vendors for a fee.
Additional purchases will be processed by the school librarian. MARC records will be pulled using the suggestions provided by Destiny/Follett.