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Greenwood Lake Elementary School Library

  • Welcome to the Greenwood Lake Elementary School Library Webpage!



    • Students will have library with their homeroom teacher once a week
    • Students will choose books weekly upon returning any borrowed materials
    • Open library is available to third grade students first thing in the morning for quick transactions
    • Students will be expected to respect the library and the materials at all times
    • Students will need to learn their student ID to be able to check out a book

    Book Choosing

    • Students will always be encouraged to read books appropriate for their age/reading level
    • When choosing books, it is good to think about the five finger rule:
          • Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
          • Read the second page.
          • Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not know.
          • If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose an easier book

    Library Etiquette

    • As the library is a shared space, students are asked to be quiet and respectful at all times
    • Please take care of all library materials
    • How to care for books:
          • Never mark or write in library books
          • Be careful turning pages so they won't wrinkle or tear
          • Keep library books away from food and drinks
          • Keep library books in a special place at home
          • Return library books on time so others can read them

    Return Policy

    • Students must return their borrowed library book in order to take out a new one
    • If students forget their book, they may choose a book to put on hold until the borrowed book is returned
    • If a book is lost or destroyed, parents will be responsible for paying the library fine.