Library / Media Center

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  • There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


  • Our school offers a welcoming library / media center to enhance and encourage a love of reading and literacy, and a thirst for knowledge.  

    Follow the link on the page menu to visit our library!

     

    Goals of the Twin Peaks Library

    • To help the students acquire an interest in and enjoyment of reading.
    • To support the Arizona Content Standards and the teachers’ classroom programs by providing necessary materials and instruction/guidance to students.
    • To acquire and maintain a balanced collection of Library resources which meet the needs for our students and staff.
    • To provide instruction and support to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information and ideas.

     Collection
    The Twin Peaks Elementary Library has over 12,000 children’s books and audio materials. Our collection includes chapter books, picture books, non-fiction books such as sports, poetry, fairy tales, and many different levels of reference materials. Please click on the link to our school catalog and web sites.

    Check Out and Check In Procedures
    It is a privilege to check out materials from the library. Students and staff are responsible for any items checked out to them. Books may be checked out and returned whenever you need a new book and the library is open. Every class comes to the library every week, and the loan period is two weeks.

    • Kindergarten through second grade can check out 1 book.
    • Third through sixth grades can check out 2 books.


    We do not charge fines for overdue books. However, students are responsible for all lost and damaged books. Students will be charged the current replacement price of the book. Parents will be refunded if the book is returned in good condition. Please report any damage to the Librarian as soon as it is discovered. Please try to keep books clean and dry and away from food, drinks, pets and younger children. Do not attempt to repair a book that is ripped or damaged. The Library has special supplies for that. Home repairs often cause even more damage to a book. Thank you for your help in keeping our books well read and well taken care of!

     

    How Parents Can Help the Media Center Achieve Its Goals

    • Encourage your children to read. Show an interest in the books your child brings home. Read with your child on a daily basis.
    • Encourage your child to take good care of library materials. Provide a safe place for him/her to keep library materials at home.
    • Help your child remember to return materials on time by finding out what day they come to the library.
    • Use the public library with your child.