Students visit the library once during each six-day rotation for a lesson and book checkout.
Kindergarten students may check out two books; first through fourth-graders may check out three books at a time. Each library class, students may check out as many new books as they have returned. (Books for class projects, guided reading groups, and school literacy events such as book clubs do not count toward student checkout limits.)
Students begin learning how to use the Destiny library catalog in third grade, but holds and renewals are completed by library staff . Students may renew a book unless it is on hold for another patron.
There are no overdue fines. Weekly overdue notices are sent home alternating between email and backpack mail.
Library staff will attempt to contact families directly if a book has been overdue for an extended period of time. Families may choose to take more time to search for the book, or they may request that the book be marked lost in the system and a fine created.
The fine for a lost library item is equal to the cost of replacing the item.
Library staff will determine if books or other items damaged by water spills, pets, etc., will be able to be returned to the shelf. If the book must be replaced, a fine amount will be assessed that will not exceed the cost of the item.
LMTC Directors will publish a schedule of due dates in the school family newsletter. Any books not returned by the end of the year will be marked lost, and a replacement fine will be entered into Infinite Campus.
After fines are transferred to students’ Infinite Campus accounts, their LMTC record for library materials will be cleared.
Our library subscribes to Tumblebooks, which provides access to over 1,000 children's eBook and "read along" audiobook titles. To find Arboretum's Tumblebooks at-home login information, click on this link. The password for this document is the name of the village that is the only one in the world, all lowercase letters.
We also subscribe to the Wisconsin Schools Digital Library Consortium K-4 Library, which offers a large selection of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for young readers. This online library is accessible via the Sora website or mobile app.
Third-and fourth-grade students may use their school Google address and password to access Sora from home. Look for "Waunakee School District Grades 3-6" in the drop-down menu.
Kindergarten through second-grade students should enter their student ID number as both the username and password in order to log in. Choose "Waunakee School District Grades K-2" from the drop down menu.
Students access both these resources at school through Clever.
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