Library
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
 

Library

The Saint Andrew's Episcopal School Library is a resource to all members of the school community.  It contains contains an extensive collection of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials.  The mission of the Library is to ensure that students become effective users of ideas and information and lifelong readers.  This is accomplished by providing relevant resources, current technology and programming that integrates curriculum, research skills, and information literacy.  By selecting and promoting quality literature we encourage our students to read for pleasure as well as become critical thinkers.
 
Students in Pre-K through 5th grade visit the library on a weekly basis for literature-enriched experiences that focus on the joy of reading and the selection and use of books for research and pleasure. In the library, students not only listen to stories read aloud, they actively participate in storytelling and dramatizations in connection to the literature, social studies, or science curriculum. Students also learn how to conduct and evaluate research in both print and online formats, including encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, and research databases. 
 
Saint Andrew's middle school students can use the library during recess and before and after school. The librarian also works with classroom teachers to assist with research projects and to suggest appropriate books for recreational reading.
 
Circulation Policy
  • All members of the Saint Andrew's Episcopal School community are encouraged to use the resources of the library.
  • Books and periodicals circulate to all users, with the exception of the most recent issue of a periodical.
  • Non-print materials circulate only to faculty.
  • Reference items and materials placed on reserve do not circulate.
  • All items must be checked out if they are to be used outside of the library.

Print items circulate as follows:

             K - 4th Grade          2 items/2 weeks
             5th - 8th Grade     4 items/2 weeks*
             Faculty                  As needed

  • Additional items may be checked out at the discretion of the librarians.
  • *All items may be renewed unless there is a hold placed on the item.
  • Lost or damaged books will be billed for an appropriate amount to be determined by the librarians for replacement purposes.  At the end of the school year all unpaid bills will be referred to the Business Office and added to the student’s tuition invoice.
  • The librarian reserves the right to refuse circulation privileges to any student who has overdue items on loan.
 
Gift Policy
Gifts of new or gently used books are gratefully accepted.  If the books are not deemed appropriate for the library's collection they may be donated to classrooms or charitable organizations. 
 
The librarian maintains a regularly updated wish list of books, resources, and equipment for all those interested in donating a special gift. Please let the librarian know if you have a gift you would like to donate to the library.
 

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