Library Time at Maury

  • Students using library The mission of the Matthew Maury Elementary School Library Media Center program is to bring information literacy and reading competencies to all students with the goal of helping them to become independent, life-long learners who are productive members of an ever-changing global community. The Matthew Maury Elementary collection reflects the needs of its patrons with current materials relevant to the curriculum and interest. The library media center provides a setting where students can develop the skills necessary to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in an effective manner.

    The resources in the library media include fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and reference books. There are also audio and visual resources available for staff members to check-out.

    Book Selection

    Students attend the library classes weekly. Books are checked out for a one week period.  They may be renewed for an additional two weeks if needed.

    Students are encouraged to select books they can read independently.  In the library we spend time discussing books for independent reading, exploring books by various authors and illustrators, and using the "five finger rule" to judge the readability of a book.

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade students may select one book to check out each week.
    • Second grade students may select 2 books to check out each week.
    • Third-fifth grade students may select up to 3 books to check out each week.

    Overdue Policy

    We do not charge a fine for overdue books.  Overdue notices are sent home weekly.  Students with an overdue book or books may not check out additional books until the overdue items are returned. 

    Damaged and Lost Book Policy

    If a book becomes accidentally damaged, please return the book with a note. We will gladly repair it. If a book becomes damaged beyond repair, we will send a bill for the replacement cost.  A notice will be sent home with information about the replacement cost.  Students with damaged/lost book fees may not check out additional books until the fees are paid.