Library and Technology Resources

The Walnut Grove Elementary School  Learning Commons  has approximately 12,000 fiction and nonfiction books, ebooks books, professional books, and reference materials for our students and staff.

Mission and Strategies

The mission of Walnut Grove Elementary School’s Learning Commons is to support the learning process by providing a wide range of resources that will give each student an opportunity to achieve academic success.  We assist students, teachers and staff in becoming effective users of information, foster a love or reading and partner with teachers to teach information literacy skills.

  • Select and organize materials for research projects
  • Assist students in finding appropriate materials
  • Provide multimedia resources for students and teachers
  • Train students and staff in information literacy skills
  • Maintain the library’s print, electronic and multimedia collection
  • Develop the library’s collection to represent current  information
  • Collaborate with teachers to plan and implement lessons, adding technology whenever possible
  • Choose quality, appropriate and up-to-date materials for pleasure reading

Learning Commons Staff

The the Walnut Grove Learning Commons staff is always ready to assist parents and students.  If you have questions regarding books, services, or other media center related items, please use the list below to contact a member of the staff.

NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Susan Schuster
Learning Commons Assistant
Kathy Wimberly
Learning Commons Director

Each class has a scheduled time to receive library instruction, return books and select new ones.

Students have daily access to the library and may come each day for a new book with teacher permission.

Open Check is from 8:50 AM – 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Students in grades Kindergarten through First may check out one book at a time.

Students in grades Second through Fifth may check out two books at a time.

Books may be renewed one time 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 may be denied until the book is returned.

If a library book is long overdue and presumed lost, a “Lost Book Form” will be sent home with the student. When  a parent signs and returns the form to the library, their child may continue to check out books on a regular basis.

Most lost books eventually resurface and the Lost Book Form saves having to make refunds.

If the book has not been found by May 1st, a bill for the cost of the book plus $3 for labeling and processing will be sent home.

We can only make refunds until the last day of school in May.

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