Welcome to the Library!
Mrs. Pratt, School Librarian
Mrs. McGrath, Library Assistant
About the Library Media Center
The Washington Irving Library Media Center strives to bring children and books together. We offer many services from teaching students to become independent users of the Library to aiding in book selection. Students have the opportunity to visit the Library each week with their class, and additional times on their own throughout the week.
The database (catalog) listing all the books available in our Library can be accessed online. The online catalog is a great resource for students and parents searching for specific books, books on a particular topic, or books by a certain author.
Policies and Procedures
Book check out
Students in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten have the opportunity to check out one book per visit. Grades 1-5 may check out two books per visit. All students may keep books for a period of two weeks.
Fines are not collected for overdue books. Students who have not returned their books may not check out another book until their overdue material has been returned.
It is important for students to learn to be responsible Library users. In the case that a book has been lost or damaged, it is the responsibility of the student/parent to replace or pay for the material. Students will not be allowed to check out additional material until the matter is resolved.
Parent volunteers are a vital part of the WI Library. Their help re-shelving materials, checking books in and out, and assisting in other areas enables the Library Media Specialist to spend more time teaching important skills to the students. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Library.
Fifth Grade Library Aides
Students in fifth grade have the opportunity to serve as Library Aides. Library Aides report to the Library each morning during their week of duty to assist with various tasks. Students serving in this role are scheduled for one week each month. Fourth graders interested in applying for the position may complete a form and submit it to the Library in May. Students will be selected prior to the end of the school year, and will begin their role as Library Aide the following fall semester.