About the Library
Happy New Year!
2021 is already bringing about changes. We staff are planning for the return of a large number of students on January 19th. Holding school while adhering to the safest possible of practices will be challenging, and perhaps stressful, but also we are so glad that we will be able to see students in person again. Library lessons for all students, including those who are in building, will continue to be given digitally, in order to keep students in their classroom cohorts as much as possible. However, I will be having a pop-up library cart outside classrooms every week. Students will be able to select from an age-appropriate assortment of books to check out. Because the carts I bring to the classrooms may not have all the books kids want, they can always request specific titles from me. All students, including those who will remain in remote status, can continue placing holds online and picking them up at the curb, or in the classroom.
Books can be returned at any time through the secure drop box by the school's front doors. The box is weatherproof and lockable, and is literally bolted down to the cement, so once you drop your books in, they will be perfectly safe. Additionally, if you have other materials that need to be turned into other staff members, you can put those things in as well. Returned library books are then placed in a 72 hour quarantine before they are re-shelved, which complies with CDC and ALA guidelines. Students who are in-building will be able to return books either to a bin in the classroom or directly to me when I come around with my library cart, and they will go through the same quarantine process.
There is a lot of uncertainty right now, but rest assured that myself and the rest of the Pearl Creek staff will do our very best to make school an enjoyable and safe learning experience for every student. With the vaccine being distributed, it seems that relief is on the horizon. Hang in there, Puffins!!!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE HOLDS
Library Media Associate
(907) 479-4234 x41540
Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6
Please call when you get to the curb and I will bring the books out.
I am regularly checking my email and voicemail, so don't hesitate to contact me!