McCord School Library
Library Media Center
Media Center Clerk [email protected]
Mission Statement of the McCord School Library Media Program
The mission of the McCord School Library Media Program is to ensure that students are effective users of books and information. The library media center strives to provide the school community with a wide range of materials on appropriate levels of difficulty that will encourage growth in knowledge and establish a life-long love of reading.
Library materials are cataloged and checked out using the automation program, Follett Destiny. A student I.D. is scanned along with the books for checkout. Upon return to the library, books are scanned in and available for circulation.
A web-based part of the program provides on-line access to the school library collection from the classrooms or your home computer. The Follett Destiny icon is located on the District Home Page under resources and provides a catalog of books available for checkout from McCord Library Media Center.
Kindergarten students have a weekly scheduled time for library cart push in to classrooms. These students may checkout one book for a period of one week. School I.D. is required for book checkout.
Grade 1 - 6 students visit the media library center on a weekly schedule for book exchange with teacher and classroom. These students may checkout two books for one week and renew up to two more times if needed. Special permission for one additional book may be granted when necessary for an assignment. School I.D. is required for book checkout.
The media clerk strives to instill a sense of responsibility while a book is in the possession of the students. This means students are responsible for caring for it, using a bookmark, renewing, and returning it on time so others may borrow it.
The McCord library media center does not charge a fine for overdue books. Overdue notices are sent out on a routine basis. Student will receive a bill for any “lost” book if item is not returned.
Lost and Damaged Books
If a book is lost or damaged, it must be paid for before additional books can be checked out. Payment for a lost book will be reimbursed if the book is found and returned in good condition. If a book page accidently tears, it should not be repaired at home. The media clerk should be notified and will repair the book.