Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World

Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World

Media Center

readMrs. Slocomb
Media Manager
lizs@psdschools.org

​The Johnson Media Center proudly hosts a collection of 17,000 books, magazines, sound books, videos, and kits. We also have access to the collections from all of the libraries of the Poudre School District. We have a 31 seat computer lab with Smart board technology and internet access. 

Each week we have story time with all students from Kindergarten to the fifth grade. Reading exposes students to different types of literature, and develops oral language and vocabulary. Library skills include 3 letter alphabetizing, decimal number line, using the library catalog database, and borrowing and returning books. But, mostly we have story time because the kids love it.

A Special Place and a Special Time

We encourage all families to find a special place for library books in your home. If library books are read and returned to their backpack or a certain table, they will be available for library day. 

We also encourage you to find out what day your library day is and put a star on your calendar or a note on your fridge. 

Johnson believes that the function of an elementary library is to train students to borrow, care for and return books. We do not charge overdue fines, however, students with overdue books or lost or damaged books will not be able to check out until books are returned or bills are paid.

The library only charges for lost or damaged books.

Water damage must be replaced. Books can develop mold which is a health hazard.

Books may be replaced with a NEW book of the same title and the same cover (hardback or paperback).

Privileges:

Kindergarten​
1 book​​​ for ​1 week

1st​​
2 books​​​​ for 1 week

2nd​​
2 books​​ and 1 AR book​ for 1 week

3rd​​
2 books​​ and 1 AR book​2 weeks

4th 
​​2 books​​ and research books​ for 2 weeks

5th​​
2 books​​ and research books for 2 weeks

AR – Accelerated Reader Computer reading assessment program.
Research books – Students may have as many books as they need to do class assignments, e.g. book reports, biography research, GT research, etc.​

Lost books

Lost books are a fact of life. You have busy lives and we circulate 400-600 books per week. Mistakes will be made. If you have concerns, please contact me at the e-mail address above or call the office and they will connect us. 

If the mistake is on our end, we are happy to do a shelf check to see if the book was accidentally returned to the shelf without being checked in. Sometimes books are accidentally returned to classroom libraries. Sometimes they just never leave the backpack. Whatever the reason, we will make every attempt to track them down if I know what the problem is.

If the problem is on your end, let me know that as well. Sometimes our books wind up at the public library or left at basketball practice or in the other car. If I know a family member is trying to locate them, I will make a note of it in our computer and we will give it a little extra time to show up.

If it’s gone, I will send a bill home with your student. Payments can be made in cash or by check made out to Johnson Elementary. Payments can be brought to the media desk or left in the office with the student’s name. 

Avoid Damage!

• Keep books away from puppies, birds and sundry pets.
• Keep books away from baby brothers and sisters.
• Keep books away from crayons and markers belonging to brothers and sisters.
• Keep books away from water, especially water bottles in backpacks.
• Keep books away from food. Sticky books are gross.

Is it lost?

look for books• Did you look on the fridge?
• Did you look in the car? In the map pockets?
• Did you move the bed, couch, TV?
• Did you look in the bed, couch, hamper, fridge?
• Did you look under the bed, couch, TV?
• Did you clean your closet?
• Did you check the garage?
• How about the tree house?

Books have been left in all of these places, for real.

Let’s all pull together to take care of the books

and 

Happy Reading!