Library
Welcome to the Stewart Library!
We look forward to serving our Stewart Stars this year on Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon, and Friday.
Your librarian is Claire Ellis.
Your library assistant is Nancy Mathieson.

Students are responsible for care and return of their library books.
Kinders will begin checkouts in late October. They will be asked to leave their library books at school.
First grade is already checking out books, and they usually leave them at school. However, they know the best place to put their book when they are finished reading is in their backpack! They may choose a new book every week.
Second graders are now able to check out two books. They need to remember to return them in the library basket each week to be allowed new books each week. If even one of their books is overdue, they may not check out another until the overdue book is returned.
Third graders also may choose two books, although if they are reading a chapter book, they may opt to only take one. They will be less likely to forget to return their book if they only have one. This is a choice they can make for themselves.
Fourth through sixth graders are able to check out two books as well, and they also can keep them for 3 weeks. If they have not finished a book in 3 weeks, they can choose to renew the book for additional time.
Most teachers require at least one of the books checked out to be an AR book in their reading level. Students know this expectation. Their second book can be either higher or lower than their reading level, and sometimes they choose a book that is not AR at all, and that is perfectly fine! Reading can be fun!

Thank you again to the Stewart PTA! We were able to boost our collection with a generous start up donation of books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Look on the Stewart home page to see photos.