The mission of the LRC program is to provide students and staff with quality resources, guided access to information, and instruction in order to support the curriculum, enhance teaching, and foster a lifelong love of reading and learning in all students.
The library schedule at Bell-Graham is designed to be open and flexible. While all grade levels have a schedule library book check-out time once a week, children are always welcome in the LRC to exchange books and browse. Likewise, teachers may bring their entire class to the LRC to use the resources we have available whenever it fits into their classroom curriculum.
Checking out Books
Students in grades 1st through 5th may check out up to 3 books. All library items (books and magazines) are checked out for two weeks. Students may renew a book twice, but they must bring the item to the LRC to be renewed. Notices are sent home as a reminder to return any books that are overdue. We do not charge overdue fees.
Lost Book Policy
If your child loses a book, he or she needs to notify the LRC staff so the book can be marked lost in our circulation computer. We will make a note on your child's circulation records that the book is missing. At the end of the year a lost book notice will be sent home with the cost to replace the book. Please have your child bring us a check made out to Bell-Graham, or the exact amount in cash to pay for the replacement book. If you find a lost book that was paid for, the LRC will issue a refund if the book is returned during the current school year.
The ability to interact with a book in a digital format is one of the most exciting developments in education today! Recent research has shown that eBooks help increase vocabulary, fluency, motivation, comprehension, and research skills. Thanks to a matching grant by the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation, D303 elementary schools have been able to purchase 275 single-use eBooks and 9 unlimited simultaneous use eBooks for our students to have constant access to books. Look for more information to follow about how to access eBooks!
To access our e-books:
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303