Library and Technology Resources
The Chapman’s Retreat Elementary library is located in the center of the building and strives to be a strong literacy foundation for all students, teachers, staff, and parents. With more than 12,000 titles, the media center offers a broad range of material that supplements WCS curriculum as well as the love of reading. The media center is also the hub of technology, housing laptops and iPads for student use and technology growth. Students in grade K-5 come to the library for library class and book check-out once a week. The library is also open all day for open book check-out.
Media Center Polices
Each class has a scheduled time weekly to receive library instruction, return books, and select new ones. With teacher permission, individual students may come throughout the day for “open check-out.”
- Kindergarten – one book
- 2nd – 5th grade – two books
- Open Check Out – students have daily access to the library and may come each day for a new book with teacher permission.
- Renewed Books – books may be renewed for two additional times and then must be returned for others to enjoy.
There is not a fine for overdue books, however if a student has an overdue book, checkout privileges are suspended until the book is returned.
Books that have not surfaced in 30 days are presumed to be lost. An overdue bill with the cost of replacing the book will be sent home. Checkout privileges are suspended until arrangements are made to remit payment for the lost book/s. If a lost book is found within the same year, you may return it to the library and our school bookkeeper will issue a refund check. If a lost book is found during another school year, unfortunately, we are unable to issue a refund, however the book is yours to keep.
Please return damaged books to the library for repair. They will be assessed as to the severity of the damage by the Library Media Specialist. Books that are deemed damaged beyond repair must be replaced. A damage bill with replacement costs will be sent home. Please note that should a page accidentally rip, please return your book to the library and we will repair the page with special tape. Checkout privileges are suspended until arrangements are made between parents and library staff to take care of damaged book fees.