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Library books

Some things you should know:

● TK-2 can place no more than 4 holds, but you will only be allowed to checkout 3 library books, so you’ll receive 3 of the 4 books that you hold if they are all available! Books are due at your next grade level supply pickup!

● 3rd-5th can place no more than 5 holds, but you will only be able to checkout 4 library books, so you will receive 4 of the 5 books if they are all available!

Library books are due back at your next library curbside pickup!

If you have library books still out from last school year (2019-2020)—the number of books you can check out of the library this school year (2020-2021) will be less until you bring back the book(s) or pay for the lost book(s) from 2019-2020.

● Books not picked up at the scheduled grade level pickup will be returned to the library by Tuesday, using Covid-19 guidelines. You will have to place another hold on those books.

● Your child will have several books out at once due to the length of time that books are quarantined. Some books will have a long wait list (especially popular authors, titles, etc.). Perhaps challenge yourself and choose something completely different from your usual choices! Are you up for that challenge?

● All books/items will be quarantined for 96 hours and processed after that (per Covid-19 guidelines for libraries).

Library Curbside Pickup

 (UPDATED 10/6/20) 

Dear Green Valley Students/Parents/Guardians,

Do you want to read some library books—actual books that you hold in your hands and not just read from your screen? Great news! I’ve implemented the first ever Green Valley Library book(s) curbside pickup in connection with the classroom pickup supply days. Please make sure that you check the schedule to the right of this column because this is offered differently depending on the grade that your child is in. Library books will be available for curbside pickup for TK-2 every other week (if library holds/requests are available and if the holds/requests were submitted on time)! For  3rd-5th grade, library books will be available once a month (if library holds/requests are available and if the holds/requests were submitted on time)! See below for the schedule of when holds/requests need to be made and when the library books will be available for curbside pickup! You will receive and email from me when your books will be ready for pickup (usually the evening before or the morning of your pickup day).

There are two ways you can choose library books you want: 1) placing a library book(s) on Hold (click here to learn how to place holds from the Green Valley Library) and 2) letting Mrs. Dvorak pick the books for you. How do I get my book(s)?

● Find it in the library catalog

● Place it on hold (if the book is “Out”, you can still place a hold, but it might be several weeks before it is available—so you might want to choose another book that is available.

● Receive an email from the library that says your books are ready (ignore the date you see when you place the hold--COVID has everything slowed down).

● If you prefer that I select books for your child, send me an email with these words in the subject line: PLEASE SELECT MY BOOKS MRS. DVORAK! In the email, list at 5-10 things that you are interested in, enjoy, authors you like to read, or things you want to learn more about (ex: dogs, sharks, crafts, or authors like-- (Andrew Clements, Jan Brett) and I will pull 3 books from your choices for (TK-2) or 4 books (3rd-5th) and you get to be surprised by what books you get at your curbside pickup! Requests need to be in by 1:00pm on the Thursday before your next library curbside pickup. Refer to the schedule in this letter!

.● Pick up the books (from your holds or picked by Mrs. Dvorak) at your next scheduled library curbside pickup/supply pickup.

● If you come before your scheduled day/time—your library books will not be available!

● When you return your library book, please return them in a large sealed brown envelope/large zip lock plastic bag, or rubber band them together on your next scheduled grade level pickup! Write your child’s first and last name and teacher on the sealed bag/envelope, or on a piece of paper if rubber banded together.

● Returns can be made either with a sibling in the other library curbside pickup or at your next grade-level pickup. Please follow the guidelines for returning books listed above! Thank you.

 

Let's Get Started!

● Have fun choosing the library books you place on hold. Green Valley Library has a vast array of books just waiting to be checkout by our Green Valley students!

● Don’t forget to watch the video (to the right of this column) if you aren’t familiar with placing a library book on hold. This process is new this school year (2020-2021) while we are continuing with remote instruction and will remain the same when we begin Hybrid instruction.  To be able to check out library books, you will need to know this process!  

● Please remember: All holds/requests need to be placed no later than 1PM on the Thursday of the week before your next scheduled library curbside pickup. Please Refer to the library curbside pickup schedule to the right of this column!

Get Caught Reading,

 

Brenda Dvorak, LMC

Green Valley Library

Placing library books on hold
Curbside pickup schedule

I'm thrilled that you are checking library books out at the Green Valley Library!  What a great way to continue to explore all the wonderful possibilities and adventures that are sure to be found in the books that you are checking out of our library!  

 

Please remember that the library schedule for TK-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade is different!  All library books are due back by your next library pickup:  See the schedule below.  There is a cart in the MPR room for library books on Thursdays and Fridays of the pickup schedule.  Please place your books there or you can drop them off in the office and ask the staff to place in my mailbox.  Thank you!  

 

TK-5th grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, January 7, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, January 14, 2021 and Friday, January 15, 2021.

 

TK-2nd grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, January 21, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Friday, January 29, 2021.

TK-5th grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, February 4, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, February 11, 2021 and Friday, February 12, 2021.

TK-2nd grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, February 18, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, February 25, 2021 and Friday, February 26, 2021.

TK-5th grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, March 4, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, March 11, 2021 and Friday, March 12, 2021.

TK-2nd grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2021 and Friday, March 26, 2021.

TK-5th grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, April 8, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, April 15, 2021 and Friday, April 16 2021.

TK-2nd grade:

Request hold by 1:00PM Thursday, April 22, 2021 for pickup on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2021 and Friday, Apri 30, 2021.