Fall into reading with a GREAT book!
Listed below are a few reminders from Mrs. Jennings, our district librarian.
Each school determines the number of books a student may check out:
- Kindergarten & first graders are allowed to check out one book & depending on the school & teacher probably keep their book at school
- For grades 3-5 teachers determine how many & what types of books their students can check out
- For grades 6-8 most students are allowed to check out two books, some teachers require certain types of books
- Be sure to check with you child’s teacher as to their specific requirements. Some of our teachers require AR books; we have not been able to purchase new tests for three years. Some teachers have other ways to access whether a student has read the books.
v Washington State encourages students to participate in three book award programs: Washington Children’s Choice Award, Towner Informational Award, and the Sasquatch Award. By participating, and reading these books, students get to have the final vote on the winning book. How many can your child read this year?
- These books, as well as our new books, are highly requested by students. We often have a waiting list. Therefore, they may only be checked out for one week.
- Help your child create a plan for finishing the book in one week by deciding how many pages they need to read each night. A good way to do this is to divide the length of the book by 5 to determine the number of pages to read each day.
- Prosser Public library is an excellent source of books if one is unavailable at school.
Visit the Prosser School District website to search books available in our libraries. Select the Destiny button at the bottom right hand side to see which titles are available at each school. This is a great resource which we encourage parents to use with students at home.
Our libraries are aging and we need students and families help to take care of our books by notifying library staff of any damage. Students need a safe place to keep their books if they take them home. The library encourages students to check their books for damage prior to checkout so books can be repaired and their lifespan extended for others to enjoy. Books returned severely damaged, require students to pay for replacement of the book. Minor damage may require a student to work in the library during lunch or pay a fine. We appreciate your help keeping our books in good shape.