Dear Parents, your child will soon begin to check out books from the school library. Reading is one of the most important skills your child learns in school. Like all skills, improvement comes with practice, and the Dewson School Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment.
Your child will visit the school library weekly to select books.
A schedule is posted on the library blog at www.dewsonlibrary.blogspot.ca daily.
Students are responsible to handle library books with care, since they are for everyone to share. Please keep books away from pets, food, and all liquids.
Any book damage should be reported to the library as soon as possible so we can attempt repairs.
Library books may be kept for one week then must be returned. A book may be renewed (checked out again) if the student is not finished reading it but the book has to be returned first.
An overdue book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is renewed or returned).
There are no fines for overdue books, but please encourage your child to return his or her book each week.
Magazines come in an envelope. If your child check out a magazine, it is important to return the magazine in its envelope.
If your family plans to move from Dewson, please return all books before moving.
JK-SK students may checkout 2 books at a time. When your child brings the books home, spend time reading them together. If your child can read, listen to him or her read the book and help with words they may not know. We want your child to love reading, so please make the time you share books together fun. French Immersion students will be able to check out an English book and a French book.
At home, please
Find a safe place for his or her library books away from little brothers/sisters and family pets.
Remind your child to have clean hands when handling the book and to turn pages gently.
Encourage your child to read every day.
Encourage your child to read for enjoyment and to notice/discuss the illustrations with you.
Read and reread the book as well as discuss favorite characters and important parts of the story.
I look forward to a great year and many wonderful stories. If you have any questions or concerns about the library, please feel free to visit or contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also post a comment on this library blog.
Sincerely, Mme Gaudreault