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How do you stay in contact with parents? What kind of information do you share with parents? How can we get parents more involved with the library?
Method of Contact
A new way I've tried to communicate with parents this year, is that I've joined our principal, Bill Carozza, on his monthly podcasts. He begins the podcast with news and upcoming events and then we talk about technology/library related topics.
For example, in June, our topic was Summer Reading. We talked about our Summer Check Out program; Tumblebooks and other online reading resources; Kindles; Summer Reading Lists; the Town Libraries' summer reading program; and resources available through our Library Wiki.
You can listen to the podcast
Bill Carozza's Podcast - HMS Podcast #23 (the library part of the podcast is from 4:52-17:52)
Library Permission Letter
A link to a list of library permission letters.
LM_Net Library Permission Letters Page
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
Lost Book Parent Note
Here is the note that I send parents if their child loses a book & it needs to be paid for. Our district does not accept replacement books, so paying for a lost book is the only option. I'm linking to an RTF file in hopes that people on PCs and Macs will be able to open it. If you need a pdf, it's on my
page. (Jamie Camp)
Lost Book Notice generic.pdf
Lost Book Notice generic.rtf
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
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