Librarian- Mrs. McHenry~
Library Aide: Mrs. Michelle Moser
It is our goal to welcome, support, and
encourage all students and staff in the endeavor of lifelong learning.
About the Library
Benton Library program offers students and staff the opportunity to use
and borrow a collection of materials for reading pleasure and
information. The Library/Media Curriculum, which is mandated by the
state, teaches information management skills including the proper use of
- Each class in the
elementary school and seventh grade has a regularly scheduled library
period on a weekly basis. This includes a lesson period, sharing
literature, and opportunity for book exchange. Students may come to the
library, with teacher permission, any day from 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM.
in grades seven through twelve have the opportunity to to visit the
library during their regularly scheduled study hall or AP period or
other designated times during the cycle as necessary. Students visiting
the library during study halls must have study material or AR materials
to occupy them. Students must obtain a pass from their teacher/study
hall monitor or librarian to come to the library.
rules of the library are simple and easy to follow. They are based on
two principles: (1) consideration for others and (2) necessary habits
for a lifetime of library use.
- Students in grades kindergarten and first may borrow one library material at a time.
- Students in grades two through twelve may borrow up to three library materials at a time.
- Special arrangements for more, as needed, can be made with the librarian.
the elementary library does not have specific due dates, students
cannot get new materials out until the old materials are returned.
- High School students may borrow materials for a period of two weeks.
- Library materials may be renewed at any time to extend that period, provided another patron does not have the material on hold.
student should have a special and safe place in school and at home to
keep books when they are not being read. Please help to arrange this.
- Individual students are responsible for all materials borrowed under their name until they are returned to the library.
- Overdue reminders will be sent home once per quarter around report card time.
- Any materials lost or damaged must be paid for at a price based on the replacement cost before any new materials can be taken out.
librarian will, if necessary, limit borrowing privileges for those
children who do not follow the rules or for those with lost or damaged
- When families move from the district, all
books must be returned. This is a responsibility which will be enforced
by contact with the new school district.
- Each child is
responsible for book selection, proper sign-out and checking books for
damages before taking them from the library.
please read and discuss these rules with your children. Together, find
an appropriate and safe place for each child to keep library books. Help
your child to develop good library habits and a love for reading that
will develop into a lifetime appreciation of books. Family use of, and
respect for, reading materials will do more to help a child succeed than