Gretchen Trask

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Mrs. Gretchen Trask

Library Media Specialist


August 23, 2013

Dear Guffey Parents,

This week your child visited the school library. They were able to check out their first book of the year. We learned the rules and procedures we will be using in the library. I have listed those here for you to read over and have for a reference.

Library procedures:

  • Books are checked out for one week at a time.K-1 students can check out one book at a time.2nd -6th students can check out 2 books at a time.
  • Reference books cannot be checked out except by teachers to use in the classroom.
  • Students who have overdue books will need to return that book before they can check out another book. Fines are not assessed for overdue books.
  • If a student owes for a damaged and/or lost book, they are welcome to check out new books once the damaged and/or lost book has been paid for.The fee for the damaged/lost book is the original price of the book.

We also learned how to Shine On in the library:

  • Be respectful of other students and librarian.
  • Walking feet and quiet voices
  • Take good care of all books.

I am looking forward to an exciting year in the library. We will be reading the Missouri Show-Me Award nominees, the Missouri Mark Twain nominees and the Building Block nominees. Book Fair is in February 2014. Look for more information to come on things happening in the library.

Mrs. Trask, Guffey Librarian