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CHECKOUT PROCEDURES
"Open Checkout" is available to learners who have finished their books prior to their due date and for those who were absent on the day their books were due. Learners may come to the library any time during the day after they have received teacher permission to exchange their books for new selections. Please remind your child to check the DATE DUE stickers located on the back of each book to ensure the timely return of library materials. Please note that Open Checkout due dates will be different than when your child exchanges their books as class. Open Checkout DATE DUE stamps will be red; Classroom exchange DATE DUE stamps will be black.

Thank you in advance for reminding your child to return their library materials on time as they are shared by all West Manheim students. :0)

KINDERGARTEN
Learners may select one book from either the Everybody Fiction or the Everybody Nonfiction section beginning cycle 4.

FIRST GRADE
Learners may select two books: one from the Everybody Fiction section; one from the Everybody Nonfiction section.

Learners will receive instruction and exposure to early chapter books to emphasize the transition into higher-level reading. Learners are taught and encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" to select a "just right" book.

SECOND GRADE
Learners may select two books: one from the Everybody Fiction section; one from the Everybody Nonfiction section. Learners are encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" to select a "just right" book as they may begin to venture into some easier chapter books in our Fiction section.
During the second trimester, Magazines will be introduced to learners, and they may select a magazine to enjoy as one of their choices.


THIRD GRADE
Learners may select three books: one from the Everybody Fiction or
Fiction section; one from the Everybody Nonfiction or Nonfiction section; one from a section of their choice.

Learners are encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" to select a "just right" book.

Learners may also select a Magazine as a choice of the three items to borrow.

With a signed parent permission slip on file, a Kindle eReader may be selected as a choice of the three items to borrow.
Third grade learners exchange books as a class on even cycle days and have free pleasure reading/Maker time on odd cycle days.

FOURTH GRADE
Learners may select three books: one from the Everybody Fiction or Fiction section; one from the Everybody Nonfiction or Nonfiction section; one from a section of their choice.
Learners are encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" to select a "just right" book.

Learners may also select a Magazine as a choice of the three items to borrow.


With a signed parent permission slip on file, a Kindle eReader may be selected as a choice of the three items to borrow.
Fourth grade learners exchange books as a class on even cycle days and have free pleasure reading/Maker time on odd cycle days.

FIFTH GRADE
Learners may select four books: one from the Everybody Fiction or Fiction section; one from the Everybody Nonfiction or Nonfiction section; two from sections of their choice.
Learners are encouraged to use the "Five Finger Rule" to select a "just right" book.

Learners may also select a Magazine as a choice of the three items to borrow.


With a signed parent permission slip on file, a Kindle eReader may be selected as a choice of the four items to borrow.
Fifth grade learners exchange books as a class on even cycle days and have free pleasure reading/Maker time on odd cycle days.

Fifth graders may apply to be "Library Pages" to assist the librarian and the library assistant during their recess time one day of the cycle, usually the day the y come to library for Special. This will require an application and brief interview with the librarian. Responsibility and character are key components of this privilege.

*Learners may keep their book selections for up to two cycles and renew an item for one additional cycle as long as there has not been a hold placed on it.

Fines are not collected for overdue materials. However, learners with overdue materials may be limited to no items for checkout at the librarian’s discretion until the materials are returned.
Lost or damaged materials beyond reasonable wear must be reimbursed according to the current purchase price through district approved library vendors. If the exact title is no longer available, a similar title on a comparable reading level will be substituted. A letter will be sent home requesting payment for lost or damaged books. Should lost books be found and returned, parents/guardians will be reimbursed.

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SELECTION POLICY
Library Staff makes every effort to select materials that enhance, support, and extend the curriculum and that are of interest to learners, staff, parents, and members of our community. Reviews from professional book selection aides, state and national recommended lists, and book review periodicals are taken into consideration when making selections.

For more information on Selection Policy, click on Library Media Collection Development


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LEARNER RIGHTS​​The library provides equitable and timely access to information and materials to all learners.
All censorship efforts are resisted in order to provide learner access to resources that reflect multiple viewpoints.
For more information on learner rights, click on the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights.

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INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM STATEMENTIntellectual Freedom gives learners the right to get, judge, and investigate issues from all points of view and to enjoy a wide variety of literature. As such, Intellectual Freedom fosters critical thinking, effective problem solving, and life-long learning, thus creating productive and ethical members of our democratic society.

For more information on Intellectual Freedom, click on the American Library Association's Freedom Statement.

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PRIVACY
Library patrons have a right to privacy. Individual library records of resources, programs, or services are only used for record keeping and do not include the names of users in order to maintain confidentiality.

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PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is stealing. It is the unlawful use of someone else's words and/or thoughts as your own original work without giving proper credit. Learners must respect the work of others by using proper citations. For more information on plagiarism, click on Plagiarism.

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Last updated 08/17/17