The Emily O’Leary Library
Library Hours: 8:00am – 3:20pm
(closed during lunch)
The Carey School Library houses over 9,000 materials, including books, videos, and magazines. The library has a fully automated catalog and circulation system and three iMacs that are used as search stations. Each class has a scheduled library class every week, in which they may have story time or an instructional lesson and time for book checkout.
Library Circulation Policy
Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are allowed to check out one book at a time that is kept in their classrooms. However, parents of these students may bring their child to the library to check out books that the student may take home. This ensures that the parent is responsible for the materials.
Students in grades 2 through 5 are allowed to take home books that are checked out, and they may borrow the number of books that equals their grade level (i.e. Grade 2 may check out two books at a time, Grade 3 may check out up to three books, etc.). At the discretion of the librarian and teacher, this policy may be modified for certain assigned projects.
Books are borrowed for two weeks at a time and are checked out on school days. Students may return books early, and they may renew books by bringing them to the library to be checked out again. Overdue notices will be sent home periodically. If a book is lost or damaged, students will be asked to pay for the replacement cost of the book, including processing fees. Students should carry books to and from school in a bag or backpack, preferably waterproof.
All books are due two weeks prior to the end of school.
The main goals of our library program are:
- To promote literacy and literature appreciation, and to motivate students to become life-long learners.
- To teach students to be able to access, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- To provide materials and services that will support the curriculum and the teaching of the curriculum at each grade level.
- To encourage multicultural and global awareness and respect through literature and library media.