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2009 End of year procedures

Dear Teachers,

Last week I printed out overdue lists. Please bring them back to library this week and we will try to locate any books they think they have returned…the barcode numbers must match, not just the titles!
I also ask you to return any library books that you are not using by May 6th. I have a crew here on Friday 5/8 (so classes will be cancelled that day) to finish up the inventory. I will have a big cart outside the library for returns. Thanks to teachers who have been lending a hand in checking in and out books.

THE LAST DAY TO BORROW BOOKS WILL BE JUNE 3RD.

ALL BOOKS ARE DUE ON JUNE 8TH.

ALL LIBRARY CLASSES WILL END ON JUNE 11th, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME USE THE COMPUTERS OR READING ROOMS OR TAKE YOUR CLASS TO EPIPHANY. JUST EMAIL/CALL ME IN ADVANCE or email rebeccadash@nypl.org to set up an appt for your class to visit Epiphany.

ALL DOTTED/LEVELED BOOKS ARE TO REMAIN “CLASSROOM LIBRARY BOOKS”. Let me know if you need the stamp.

I would love to meet with you and plan for next year once your calendars are done. I am creating mine based on the NYC Information Fluency Standards as well as other sets of standards at http://mediacenterlessons.wikispaces.com.

Until then, please follow up with your students.
Please have them scour the classroom and their homes for their library books.
It helps if they have a place for library books in the classroom, and if during homework copying, they pull a book or two for reading hw from that bin, and bring it back the next day. They should not be taking a pile of books home—only what they need (use mental math and mood assessment—as in “sometimes I want something short and fun, like poetry”) for the evening or the weekend. On my part, next year I plan to set aside a week each quarter to print overdues so we do not have long lists of missing books.

Exceptions are made for long breaks, of course, but the kids should again use mental math to calculate how many books they need…most kids are pretty good, but there are a few that take advantage of our lending policy.
I am always reading several books, but there are only one or 2 in my bag. Have a place for those several here.

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