• Mt. Zion Elementary School Library Handbook



    Student Circulation Procedures

    Check-outs for grades one through five are for two weeks. Younger students will check out for one week at a time. Older students may renew books once for a further two weeks. Additional renewals will be on a case by case basis. 


    Student choice will be the deciding factor on book selection. I will teach a variety of methods students should use to determine the “Just Right Book” for themselves, but check-out selection will come down to student choice. I will encourage students to choose engaging books they can comprehend from a variety of genres that will help students grow. 


    SORA is an excellent resource for E-Books, audio books, magazines, and more. SORA can be accessed through CLEVER. 


    • Grades 3-5 will start the year checking out two books; they will quickly be allowed to increase their check out amount to 3 free choice books and one book they need by teacher demand.

    • Grades 1-2 will begin by checking out only one book for the first couple weeks; they will eventually be allowed to check out 2 or more. Books should be allowed to go home immediately if the student desires. 

    • Kindergarten will check out one book per week. For the beginning of the year, they will keep their books in their classrooms to get into the habit of returning them each week; they should be bringing books home by (or before) the second semester begins. 

    • CD will be checking out one book per week; they will keep their books in their classrooms for the first semester. Hopefully they will be allowed to take their book home in the spring. 


    Teacher Circulation Procedures

    Teachers are able to check out up to 25 books at a time. Check outs are for one month. Please keep in mind that I have a limited selection of books for any one topic. We can request books from other CCSD schools. Please email book requests to Ms. Haertel. If requesting from another school, please allow at least one week.


    Digital Resources

    We have access to a wide selection of wonderful titles on Myon and SORA. Between CCSD and the Charleston County Public Library, students have access to several thousand books on SORA, including audio books and magazines.


    MackinVia is still our primary destination for databases. There are numerous kid friendly databases available covering virtually any subject that could be desired. 


    Ms. Haertel is excited and ready to help assist with any questions you may have!