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Library Media Center

@Dag Hammarskjold

Open Daily - 7:40 AM - 2:45 PM

Media Center Staff

Mrs. Karen Brown: Library/Media Specialist

Mrs. Kathleen Ardito: Media Center Clerk

Click below to access GREAT LIBRARY RESOURCES


Click the link below for access to eBooks and Audio Books

Wallingford Public Schools

Sofia Online Library

Instructions for accessing eBooks and Audio Books

Overview

The Dag Hammarskjold media center was dedicated on November 16, 1998. The facility is approximately 6,800 square feet with a collection of over 14,000 volumes.

The facility boasts 30 networked computers and access to Chromebooks. Students work with independently or with classroom teachers on a variety projects.

The collection includes reference, nonfiction, fiction, periodicals, video, and dvd.

Programs

Students receive direct instruction from the library media specialist (LMS) covering a broad range of research and literacy skills. Cooperative instruction between the LMS and the classroom teacher engages the student in research based exploration.

All Students are given an opportunity to visit the library and obtain materials for class assignments, enrichment projects and personal reading.

Introductory sessions in early September are offered for all incoming sixth graders to orient them to policies, procedures and staff of the media center.


Policies & Procedures

In an effort to develop life long users of libraries, students receive instruction on the rules and responsibilities of library usage.

Students are responsible for the care and keeping of all library materials. Additionally, students are aware of the importance of keeping due dates and the financial responsibilities associated with the loss or damage of library materials.

Student Circulation

Students visit the library frequently. Independent borrowing is encouraged and students visit the library at their point of need. The library's open borrowing policy allows students the opportunity to circulate books during library operation hours.

Dag students utilize the media center with their classroom teachers who bring them to the media center to use print, nonprint and electronic resources.

How many books can I get?

Students may have checked out at any one time up to four library materials. A combination of books and magazines may be circulated.

  • Magazines circulate for 4 weeks.
  • Books circulate for 4 weeks.

What if I can't find a book I borrowed or what if the dog ate it?

Overdue notices are sent out to students as a gentle reminder to return library materials. Students who have lost or damaged materials must pay to replace the materials. This procedure is detailed in Board of Education policy.

A student with an overdue book cannot check out any other books/materials until the overdue book is found or payment is made so the book can be replaced.

Database Access

Click here for the Dag Hammarskjold Database Access information.

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