The mission of the St, Theresa School Library is to support and enrich the educational objectives of the school curriculum, as well as represent the school's Catholic Christian philosophy and values. The library is an active center for learning in our school that serves the educational, informational and recreational needs of its students and teachers. The goals of the library are to foster and support intellectual curiosity, to stimulate learning and encourage a life-long love of reading.
LIBRARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Students from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade visit the library weekly to check out books, enjoy story time, receive literary genre introduction and library skill instruction, to research and more. Students in grades 6 through 8 do not have a specific library period. However, they will still have access to the library. They will continue to be able to check out books and utilize the reference materials as needed.
Depending on the grade level, students are able to check out one to four books at a time from the library. Reference materials are typically not checked out but may be one night only if necessary. Every student has their own library card that is kept in the library. Books are due back in one to two weeks, but are able to be renewed as needed. Fines are assessed for overdue books. Payment is required for lost or damaged books. Library computers may be used to access the card catalog and research only.