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Choosing a Just Right Book
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What to do if a book is damaged/lost
What to do if you may not check out books
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Preschool Library Curriculum
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A Funny Thing Happened...
Wiki Tips for Elementary
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Damaged and Lost Books
What to do if a book is damaged or lost.
Our students have the option of paying for a lost or damaged book, or buying a replacement copy for the library. Since payments for lost books (in my district) go to the general fund and not back to my library, I would prefer replacement books. We don't ask for the families to replace the same title book but to buy a new book from the list we make available (see file at right), which gives the titles and series of several popular books in our library. This note goes home as needed, and in the last month of school, with any child who has possibly-lost books.
Lost Your Library Book.doc
If a book is damaged...
try to repair library books
We have special book glue and book tape in the library.
If you return the damaged book in the library book box:
Place a sticky note on the cover of the book
explaining the damage and/or write “Please talk to me about this book”.
If you return the damaged book in the library:
Wait until checkout time
and approach Ms. K by saying, “Excuse me Ms. K. I need to talk to you about my book.”
No, Never, Yes, Always Lesson
White Lab Coat with a "Book Doctor" name tag
(other resources listed in the No, Never Lesson)
Damaged Book Parent Note
This is the note I send to parents when a student's book is damaged. I'm linking to a MS Word file, in hopes that the script that I have in there to automatically change the date when you open the document will stay intact. You'll need to change the info that's
in the document to reflect your information. I am also linking an RTF version of this file, but I'm not sure the script will still work. (Jamie Camp)
Damaged Book Notice End of Year.doc
Damaged Book Notice End of Year.rtf
See the Book Hospital idea in the
section of this wiki.
Moved to another school/district
I have secretaries place the note >>
in the students' file so new school librarian can assist if possible.
Note to New School
Places to look for missing book...
When a child starts to worry, doesn't know where to look - I like to send home this light-hearted helper.>>
Places to Look for Lost Library Books
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"