About Our Library
A Note From The Librarian
Books, reading and using the library are an
part of a child's education. I hope parents can find time
to share books with their families. Together, lets
work to foster a love of reading in children. Please
support the library at home by reminding
your children of the following rules:
1. Keep books safe and clean.
2. Return books to the library on time.
3. Report any book damage to the librarian.
GOALS OF THE LIBRARY PROGRAM
The educational objectives of the Ocean City
Primary School's library skills program
are for each student to be able to:
*understand organization of the library;
*recognize the Dewey Decimal System
as a classification method;
*use the on-line catalog to locate materials;
*follow necessary procedures;
*exhibit proper care of materials;
*show consideration of others;
*appreciate and enjoy literature and media of
many different genre, including materials
that reflect cultural diversity;
*choose reading as an independent activity; and
*experience and utilize reference materials.
Every student is issued a library card when their class
takes out a book for the first time. Replacements will not be
issued if the card is lost. Cards are not necessary when checking
out a book, but they make the librarians job much easier.
The school runs on a six-day schedule, so the loan period
for all students is six school days. Library books are due on each
student's scheduled library day. Books may be returned and checked
out on days other than their assigned library day. Students may
come to the library when they first arrive at school or may be sent
down by the teacher during the day.
Students are allowed to check out one book at a time during their
library visit. Second and third grade students may check out an
additional book when it is needed for assignments given by their
LOST OR DAMAGED BOOKS
Lost or damaged books are the responsibility of the student and
must be paid for at the current retail price.