School – Academics – Library and Media Center

WELCOME TO THE INCARNATION LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER

The Incarnation Library and Media Center is located in the Elementary area of Incarnation School. The Library has approximately 20,000 titles as well as numerous reference manuals, videos, and cassettes. The library uses the Destiny system for our card catalog system. Students are encouraged to access their titles utilizing this computer system. The library also offers the Accelerated Reader program for students and teachers. The AR program classifies books according to reading level and some grades may be able to use the AR Quiz system which rewards students for retaining information on the books they have read. Listed below are the current activities of the Incarnation Library and Media Center.

Visits to the Library

Grades Pre-K through 4 visit the library once a week and stay for a half hour. A story is read and then the students have time to select books to take home. Students in Pre-K keep their books in the classroom for enjoyment during quiet reading time throughout the week.
Grades 5 and 6 are scheduled to visit the library every other week. They enjoy quiet reading time and the ability to renew or check-out a new book.
Any student is welcome to come to the library before or after school or during a study hall provided they have permission from their teacher.

Checking out books

Grades pre-K through 1 may check out one book at a time. Grades 2 through 8 may check out up to 2 books. As long as they bring one of the books back they may get another book.
Student identification badges are used as the library card.
Students in Grades pre-K through 4 have a one week checkout period, while grades 6 through 8 have a 2 week checkout period. The checkout period corresponds to the scheduled class visits.

Book Club Books

Students and family members are invited to participate in our book club program by selecting a book from the book club shelves and donating it to the library. Celebrate a birthday or commemorate Graduations, First Communions, Confirmations or Anniversaries and help build our school library. Special bookplates are placed in the front of the book recognizing the occasion. The cost is $15.00 for each book you would like to donate. Book Club Forms were placed in your school packet and are also available in the school library and in the rack outside the school office.

Book Fair

We have at least one book fair each year. Every other year we have a used book sale. If you have gently used books we will take them for use in the library, or to save for our used book sale.

Overdue notices

Overdue notices are sent home with a student after a book is 2 weeks overdue.

Lost books

If a book cannot be located the student is required to provide the replacement cost of the book. If the book is found and returned to the library before the end of the school year the replacement cost is refunded.

COVID Protocols

For the 2020-21 school year, the library looks a bit different. Librarians are visiting the classrooms with a cart of books for the students to choose from. Students in grades 2 and up are able to put books on hold using their iPads or laptops, and the librarians deliver these books to their homerooms. All returned books are quarantined for at least four days in accordance with standard state-wide recommendations. As with the entire school, the librarians practice safe distancing and sanitizing when the students select books.

Please feel free to email the school librarians at librarian@incarnation-school.com with any questions!

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