Welcome to the Lopez Library Media Center, where the overall philosophy, mission and goals of Lopez Elementary School are reflected. The media center recognizes that learning to read is the first task of school children. Through classrooms and the library, students have access to books needed for reading practice and growth and for meeting different learning styles and reading levels. We believe in a student’s right to choose books that personally interest them and expand the imagination.
Mistakes happen! If you believe that your child returned a book, but you’re receiving notices from the school, please let us know. We’re always happy to do a shelf check for the book. Also ask your child to check his/her book box or desk at school. Did the child leave the book at another caregiver’s house? A friend’s house or base camp?
After 60 days, “overdue” books automatically become “lost” books, and you will receive a bill for the replacement cost of the book. We very much appreciate your paying for lost books. Tight book budgets mean that lost books cannot be replaced automatically by the school. Lost books may be paid for by check or cash at the school office.
When a book becomes “lost” and the replacement cost is $5.00 or more, your child will not be allowed to check out library books until the replacement cost is paid. Children who cannot check out books will be allowed to choose and bring home an older used book from the “browsing cart.” Your child may keep these books or return them to the library.
Keep Books Clean and Safe
Please help your child learn to respect library books.
- Keep books away from baby brothers and sisters AND pets.
- Keep books away from young children with crayons or markers.
- Keep books away from water, juice or soft drinks.
- Keep books away from food.
- DO PUT YOUR BOOKS IN A SAFE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND AND READ THEM AGAIN!