You may have heard the buzz around campus - the library is open for use! Every student from a class that has taken the tour and done the orientation is now allowed to come in before school, during break, or after school with classroom or after school teacher's permission, as long as there is not a class visiting the library.
One of the first parts of our orientation is that the library is not perfect yet. We don't have everything unpacked. We don't have barcodes on the books to make checking out quick. Sections may be moved between one visit and the next, because more room is needed for one thing or another. But the good news is that students can visit this year instead of having to wait until next year!
We are winding down the borrowing phase of library use. All the books need to be returned before the end of the year so that over the summer they can all be given a barcode (so that next year, checking out is quick!), and so that we'll know what's checked in and what's checked out. Several students have asked about a "holds" section such as in the public library - this could work out if we get everything into the system. Help make this happen by bringing back books!
If you still want to come in and browse books in the library (and your class has taken the tour and you have teacher permission and the library doesn't have a class visit going), yes, please come in and browse, or make suggestions about books you'd love to see added to our collection! Come in and read with a friend! Come in and share your plans for the Reading Without Walls challenge!
Always up for book chats, reading, library memes - proud to be Kepler's first librarian