Sunday, September 24

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

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See what resources are available. Follett Destiny

Looking up Reading Counts quizzes

Want to know if your book has a quiz on it? Go to Scholastic’s site and look it up!

Our Symbaloo page

Want access to all the links on our Symbaloo homepage on school computers? Here it is!

BIRTHDAY CAKEBirthday Book Club

It’s time to sign up for the Birthday Book Club! For $15 your child can participate in this fun way to celebrate their birthday at school. Get all the info here: Parent letter 2017 Print this out and return the bottom form with you payment to Mrs. Karnes. Kids love seeing their name and the names of their friends in  library books.

Read e-books!

We have e-books available through Follett’s Destiny Discover app and Mackin’s MackinVia Reader. Intermediate students log in with their 6 digit number and Chromebook password. Primary students, contact Mrs. Karnes at kkarnes@gcs.k12.in.us for her to set up a login for you.

Download Follet’s app

Download Mackin’s app   (Mackin Via’s Student Guide)

Troubleshooting tips for MackinVia: If you choose Utica Elementary as the school and then it just goes to a blank screen, you may have a pop-up blocker causing the trouble. If you are unable to disable the pop-up blocker, then leave the school field blank and log in with utica as the username and jets as the password. This will give you access to the e-books, even though you won’t be able to check them out for offline access.

 

The library could use some volunteers!

If you have half a day every week or every other week, we would like to plug you in! Please contact Mrs. Karnes at kkarnes@gccschools.com. Volunteers shelve books and help students check out books, along with helping with various other projects. Come be a part of the library community! All volunteers must fill out a criminal history background check. If you don’t have a regular time slot, we always need extra help at book fair time. If there’s a grandmother or other family member with extra time, let them know about the opportunity. Grandparents love seeing their grandchildren at school!

Just the Basics

All students have a scheduled library period during the week. During this time, children return and check out library books, as well as listen to stories and learn information skills. Kindergarten students check out 1 book at a time. First through fifth grade students check out 2 books at a time. We strongly encourage them to get one book that is on their reading level. The books are due in one week when they come back to library class. Once the book is a week late, we will print an overdue notice for your child, but we do not charge late fines. We just encourage the child to return the books and check-out privileges are suspended until the book is returned. If a book is lost or damaged, we ask that the replacement cost be paid so we can purchase a new copy. The replacement cost is listed on the late notice.

Students are encouraged to come in and exchange library books when they are finished reading their current book. Pass time is every day 9:00-9:45.

If a child has a library book out, discarded books are still available to borrow. The barcode will be marked through with a D, and the book will be in really bad shape. We encourage students to return those D books as well.

If there is a lost or damaged book on your child’s record from last year, check-out privileges are suspended until the book is returned or paid for. You will receive a notice if your child owes for a book.