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The ISB Ribbon Project is now installed at Reception. It's not too late to participate by purchasing a ribbon and sharing what is special about ISB to you!

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Library Policies

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Learning Commons Rule

  • All students and adults must sign in at the Circulation Desk
  • The Librarian is here to answer any questions
  • Visitors should use quiet indoor voices
  • Visitors must respect the space and materials
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • All materials must be checked out by a Librarian
  • The Learning Commons is a cell phone free zone
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the Learning Commons
  • Students and caregivers are responsible for cleaning up after themselves
  • Students should always use a browsing stick

 

Circulation Policy

Students in kindergarten and 1st grade students may check out 2 books per week. 2nd and 3rd graders may select up to 3 books. 4th graders and up may check out up to 4 books. Students may choose to renew their materials for an additional two weeks. If a book(s) are not returned by the end of the school year, families are responsible for replacing the exact title or paying for a replacement copy plus a $10 shipping and processing fee.

 

Book Donations

 

The library welcomes donations of appropriate gently-used books. The librarian reserves the right to determine whether donated materials will be added to the collection in the library, placed in the classrooms, or donated to charity. Contact the librarian if you are interested in donating.

 

Material Selection Policy

 

Selecting books for the ISB Library is an ongoing process. Items are selected in an effort to support the academic and creative arts curriculum, and foster a love of reading. The librarian is responsible for selecting books, and suggestions from students and faculty are welcome. The ISB Library supports an individual’s Freedom to Read and adheres to the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights. Subscriptions to databases are purchased on a yearly basis and their usefulness is evaluated prior to renewing the subscription. Databases are purchased not to replace books within the library, but to increase the accessibility of information.

 

Procedure for Challenged Books

 

We value open communication and hope that any objections concerning materials in the library collection can be discussed in a friendly manner and preferably be resolved informally. If this is not possible, the inquirer will be asked to complete a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form. The form should be given to the librarian, who will then discuss the matter with the School Directors. It is imperative that everyone evaluating the material, as well as the inquirer, read the material in its entirety. A decision should be made quickly and the challenged material should remain in circulation during the process.