About the Library

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The Andover Elementary School Library serves all staff and students, PreK through grade 6.  Reading and the love of literature are vital parts of each child’s education.  Learning to use library resources is an integral part of that educational process, helping to move each child toward success in and out of the classroom.


When do students visit the library?

    • The AES library is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Students and staff are welcome in the library during these hours.
    • Grades PreK – 2 spend 30 – 40 minutes in the library each week, depending upon grade level, to participate in information literacy skills lessons and to check out books.
    • Grades 3 – 6 visit the library on a weekly or bi-weekly basis scheduled by the classroom teacher.  Additional blocks of time can be scheduled in, depending upon the needs of the classroom teachers and students, to work on information and/or research skills related to their curriculum.


How many books can I check out?

    • All students may check out books, books on tape, and books on CD.
    • Periodicals are available for students in grades 2 – 6.
    • For students in grades 4 – 6 there is a sizeable collection of Playaways to choose from.
    • Students in grades PreK & K may select one book to check out at a time.  The book must be returned before a new one can be chosen.
    • Students in grades 1 – 2 may borrow up to two books at a time.  In grade 2 students may also borrow one periodical.
    • Students in grade 3 may borrow 3 books and one periodical.
    • Students in grades 4 – 6 may borrow four books and one periodical.
    • All books are checked out for a period of one week.  Students may bring their books to the library for renewal if needed.


How can I find out what books I have checked out of the library?

    • Students may check the status of what they have checked out whether they are in school or at home.
    • In school – using any computer in the school students can access Destiny, our online catalog.  By logging in under their school username and password, they can check what books they have out and when they are due.
    • At home Destiny can be accessed through our school web site.


What happens if I lose or damage a book or other material?

    • Occasionally materials are lost or damaged.  When this happens, we expect the borrower to replace or pay for the item.  This ensures that the item will be available for others in our school community to enjoy and use.  Patrons who have overdue, missing, or damaged materials may have their borrowing  privileges suspended until the matter is resolved.


How do I contact the library?