Library Hours: 8:35am-3:30pm
The mission of the Buffalo Point Elementary library is to raise the status of reading as a creative activity and to increase the confidence of our life long learners to be effective users of all information.
Read Across Davis - March 1st
Buffalo Point Elementary Media Center
POLICY AND PROCEDURES
The school library media centers of the Davis School District exist to provide informational resources for students and teachers, assist students in developing research skills, and provide recreational reading opportunities for students. Buffalo Point Elementary Library is part of the Davis School District’s school library system, and is governed by the school board. The library collection includes picture books, fiction, and nonfiction. There is also a special collection for teachers. Materials in the library offer a variety of formats to enhance the curriculum and provide for recreational reading.
Each class will be assigned a fixed time in the library media center for instruction and book checkout. First through sixth grade students receive 30 minutes of library media instruction per week and kindergarten students receive 15 minutes per week. Scheduled library periods missed due to holidays, assemblies, field trips and early outs will not be made up, but book exchange times may be arranged. When not in use for scheduled classes, the library will be available for flexible scheduling. Students will be accompanied by their teacher during any flexible scheduled time.
While students are in the library they are expected to follow the posted rules:
[a] be respectful;
[b] listen when others are talking;
[c] always have a book to read;
[d] quiet library voices; and
[e] follow directions the first time given.
Students earn arrows for good behavior. A class party will be awarded to the classes that meet the set goal.
Books are checked out for 14 days, after which they are overdue. Students are encouraged to keep their books until they are finished. There are no overdue fines assessed at Buffalo Point Elementary; however, students with an overdue book will not be allowed to check out other materials until the missing material is returned, renewed, or the replacement cost has been paid. All books checked out by students must be returned to the media center two weeks before the last day of school.
Replacement books will not be accepted as they do not meet this standard of quality binding and does not include library book processing. A $2.00 processing fee is added to each library book cost to include processing materials such as the book covering and labeling.
Materials selected for the library will support the district curriculum and offer a variety of subjects in various formats. They will also provide recreational reading for the school community. Buffalo Point elementary media center shall provide a broad range of educational, informational, and recreational reading resources in English and Spanish.
Materials donated to the library are appreciated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the library media professional following the selection criteria policy. Unwanted items may be sold at a used book sale, donated to another organization or teacher, or given to a recycling vendor.
Weeding is essential to maintain a current, relevant, up-to-date collection. Materials to be considered for weeding include:
[a] poor physical condition;
[b] superseded by more current information;
[c] contains subject matter no longer needed to support the
[d] receiving little use; and
[e] providing wrong, inaccurate, or dated information
A formal Inventory of one section of the library collection will be completed annually (Fiction, Dewey, etc.). The completed inventory of materials will be finished every four years. Inventory will be used to assess the library collection and help with selection and acquisition of materials.
PARENTAL RESTRICTION OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ACCESS
Davis School District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11IR-107 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in Public Schools, to restrict their child's access to materials the parent deems inappropriate. However, no parent has the right to make that decision on behalf of other students. A parent desiring to restrict their own child's access to specific library books or materials shall submit the request in writing to the library professional at the school the child is attending. Davis School District has approved a Challenged Library Materials Procedure for any complaints regarding collection holdings. The policy and forms can be obtained online at http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/46
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Buffalo Point Library Advisory Committee may help promote library programs and may assist in challenges to library materials. This committee will be formed early in the school year and shall meet at least one time during the school year. They may also help out as the Collection Evaluation Committee.
COLLECTION EVALUATION COMMITTEE
The Buffalo Point Collection Evaluation Committee responds to challenges to library materials. The Collection Evaluation Committee consists of an odd number of voting members, not less than five, and may include an administrator, counselor, upper and lower grade level teacher, parent representative, and student representative where appropriate. The school library media teacher or library media specialist shall be a voting member of and chair the committee.
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.