Library PS


Unit Habits Of Mind Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension

I can:
• Expand my knowledge and stimulate my imagination
• Understand perspectives of others through listening to stories
• Pursue interests by taking advantage of library resources
• Become a lifetime library user
• Respect and treasure library collection

•All family members are welcome in library
•For every interest, there is likely a book, or magazine that relates to it
•Books and other materials are vehicles for sharing knowledge and communicating ideas between people
•Organizational plan of library
•Circulation system
•How to place books on hold to reserve them
•Library is a special collection chosen for the needs of people in our school
•All users need to care for library collection
•All users can recommend purchases and donate books

•Visit the library with class or family and feel welcome
•Take advantage of borrowing from the collection for home use
•Listen and respond to books read to group, being respectful of others
•Understand library organization as having different neighborhoods (collections) and each book living in a specific spot in the neighborhood
•Browse the neighborhoods of library, building on prior experience and becoming familiar with certain sections of interest
•Select a book for the preschool classroom library
•Examine illustrations, endpapers, page layout and typeface to develop appreciation of the physical qualities of books with guidance
•Participate in discussions of books presented: including personal connections of knowledge and experience, reactions, predictions, explanation of themes, observations about character and setting, and relationship of the art to the story
•Note bookplates that honor donors or other community members
•Use self check-out system, borrowing on the teacher's name for the classroom library, and borrowing on child's own name for home use
•Practice responsible care of materials borrowed, including timely return or renewal

Signs of a successful library visit include:
•Positive, comfortable, respectful attitude in the space
•Positive, comfortable, and respectful relationships with those who work in library
•Willingness to ask for help as needed
•Attentive listening
•Showing respect for others during storytime
•Expressions of emotional and intellectual response to the stories
•Interest in commenting on stories (making connections between stories and classroom activities, stories and personal experience, and from one story to another)
•Interest in commenting on the art and design of books
•Enthusiasm for browsing the collection and borrowing a book to share with the class
•Enthusiasm for returning to the library outside of class time with other family members to borrow materials
•Ease in using the self-checkout system
•Handling books with respect and care
•Timely return of materials
•Comfort with reporting damaged items so they can be repaired or replaced

•Various trade books, magazines, and audio-visual materials
•Infrequent use of online resources

•Stories from various cultures and traditions are presented during storytime
•A diverse range of materials are purchased and periodically displayed to develop awareness in patrons of what is available.
•We encourage noticing different points of view represented in books, and how priorities and values are reflected in writing and illustration, and in what is included or left out of a given publication.