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  • Welcome to the Kendall Elementary  Library!

    ¡Bienvenido a la biblioteca de Kendall!

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  • About the Library

    The Kendall Elementary Library Media Center is to be a library and learning commons that supports the campus in the development of future-ready citizens by encouraging innovation, collaboration, curiosity, critical inquiring, and transliteracy.   Students have access to a variety of materials including books, e-books, and digital resources.  The library is also a great place to curl up and read a  book! The library serves all students, Pre-K through fifth grade.

     

    Library Procedures

    Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may check out one book at a time.  Students in 2nd through 5th grade may check out two books at a time.  Although students visit the library each week, students may keep their books for up to two weeks.  After two weeks, students must either return their book(s) or renew them for an additional two weeks.  We do not charge overdue fines, however, we do charge for lost and damaged books.  Lost or damaged book fees equal the cost of replacement for the book.

    As we are working to renew our collection, we need your help to ensure that our books remain in excellent condition.

    Please encourage your child to take care of their library materials by reading them with clean hands, keeping them away from food and drinks, keeping them away from pets and very small children, and by using a bookmark to mark their place.  Water bottles often leak and should not be placed inside of the backpack next to a library book.  Younger students may benefit from using a large Ziploc to help protect the book from spills in the backpack.

     

    Volunteers

    The library loves having volunteers to make it a successful learning environment for all students. The library would love assistance with book circulation, book shelving, crafting/making, or book fair.  If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact the librarian at crystal.bellows@boerneisd.net. 

    Unfortunately, the library cannot have volunteers at this time. Once we are able to have visitors again, we would love to have volunteers come and help.

     

     

    Library Mission Statement

    The Kendall Elementary Library Media Center will partner with teachers by providing space and resources to develop enthusiastic readers, competent researchers, innovative thinkers, and collaborative learners who engage with their school and community as future-ready citizens.

    In order to accomplish our mission, the Kendall Elementary Library will:

    • foster a learning environment that encourages investigation, allows for independent thinking, and develops effective study habits for all ages and abilities.

    • provide materials that support the curriculum, student interests, and staff including our dual language population.

    • promote the students’ enjoyment of and commitment to reading.

    • expose students to materials that reflect the rich diversity of our world.

    • promote awareness and use of resources available in the library, both print and electronic. 

    Belief Statement

    The Kendall Elementary Library Media Center believes:

    • all students deserve a safe and cooperative learning environment.
    • all students are able to show growth and learn.
    • all students should be encouraged to reach their full 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    • When can my student visit the library?

       
      The library is in the Enrichment rotation with Art, Music, and PE this year, so every grade level will have a set time to visit the library built into their schedules. For right now, the library is closed before and after school.  
       
       
       
       
    • How do I sign up to volunteer?

      Thank you for your interest in volunteering!  You can reach out to Mrs. Griffin at crystal.bellows@boerneisd.net for more information about our library's needs.

       
       
    • I don't have time to volunteer. What are other ways to support the library?

      Other ways to support the library and its goals are to donate items from the library wish lists listed below.  You can also encourage and support your young readers and creators at home! One way to encourage them is to help them find books online through Destiny Discover. Not sure how to use Destiny Discover? We have you covered! Just click on the Help! button on the What's Happening section to get to videos that will help you learn about some of the features Destiny Discover has to offer.