The Lower School Library Program is designed to nurture children’s love of literature and their enthusiasm for investigating the existing body of language on any given subject of interest. The program along with its varied resources, provides support to classroom and special area teachers. The library curriculum builds skills incrementally over the years, giving the students the ability to independently use and enjoy the library resources. Knowledge and skills gained through the program help to form a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Sacred Heart Academy School Library Policies:
1. Print book checkouts: Students may check out library materials during library class, but they may also check out materials during the school day.
As we begin the new school year and learn about library responsibilities -
2. Loan periods:
Books may be borrowed for one cycle. Students may return or renew all books after the material's loan period for one more cycle. if there are no holds placed for the book, the students may renew books as many times as necessary.
3. Fines and other costs: There are no fines for students in K -4 grades. Email and paper notices are sent home from the SHA library. If a book is damaged beyond future student use or lost, a $20.00 replacement fee is charged for hardcover books. A $10.00 replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged paperback books.
4. eBooks- SHA subscribes to MackinVia eBooks. These books can be accessed directly from the library catalog search page or through the direct link on the Library catalog Home page under Lower School Links. The lower school log in is the student ID number (their lunch number) and the password is the same number. Please email the librarian with any questions or concerns. catherine.scholl@SHAbrynmawr.org