In reflection of our school, the mission of the Elmore Park Library Media Center seeks to engage each stakeholder in accepting 100%Responsibility by becoming independent and effective information seekers, while building lasting Relationships in order to produce the extraordinary Results of a lifelong love for reading and learning.
Hours of Operation:
Regular Hours: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Extended Hours: See below!
Student behavior/ conduct:
The library follows all EPMS policies regarding student behavior and conduct found in the parent handbook
. Conduct marks received in the library will be reflected in the student's ELA conduct grade. Students are not permitted to have gum or water bottles in the library, as both can be hazardous to the health of our books and technology. :-)
Library Materials Circulation Policy
Students are allowed to check out up to 3 items at a time. Books (print and audio) are checked out for 2 weeks at a time. All items may be renewed 1 time. A Playaway permission form must be on file before a Playaway audio or video book may be checked out. The Playaway permission form can be found under the student resources tab of the LMC page or by clicking here.
Fines: Students will be charged $0.10 per day that an item is late. Fines continue to add up until the book is returned. No books will be checked out to students when they have a fine.
Overdue: Overdue notices will be sent to students by paper copy through their homeroom teacher and their school email address. Please check with Ms. Hubbard if you feel that you have been given an overdue notice in error. Responsibility for returning items to the library on time resides with the student who checked the book out.
Lost/ Damaged Items: If a student loses or damages a book, they will be charged the replacement cost of the book. If the book is later found during the school year, student money will be refunded.
Language Arts teachers will bring their classes to the library every 2 weeks for lessons and book checkout. Other subject areas will have classes in the library as scheduled by the teachers. Open library circulation will always be held from 8:45 - 8:55 each morning and as indicated in the schedule below.
Extended Hours Information and Policies:
The LMC will be open extended hours to allow EPMS students and their parents/guardians access to resources such as the school WiFi, printing for assignments, group work space, and basic laptop/ tech. help sessions.
Extended hours this year will be held on an intermittent schedule. These dates will be announced in advanced through the school channels of communication (email, social media, school announcements, etc.).
Love your library by donating supplies!
- White or color copy paper
- Lysol wipes
Adult volunteers are always welcome in the library! If you are interested in volunteering to assist in the library during school hours or for special events, please email Ms. Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org