Library

Library Services-CHE
Philosophy
The Caldwell Heights Library provides materials to promote the love of reading and to support the curriculum of our school.  We provide resources for students and faculty in the form of print, non-print, and electronic resources.  Students find materials to complete assignments, explore ideas, and find a wide variety of recreational reading on many topics, so that our students will become independent library users,informed users of information and life-long learners.
Library Program
Caldwell Heights Library operates on a flexible schedule with an open access policy.  Students may come to the library at any time to check out a book, research information, or read independently.  Teachers work collaboratively with the librarian to schedule research projects and literature appreciation lessons.  Students use the Big Six research model for information seeking strategies.
Circulation Policy
Students may come at any time to check out books from the library.  Kindergarten students check out one book at a time.  First and second grade students may check out two books at a time. Third, fourth and fifth grade students may check out three items, one of which may be a magazine.

Books and magazines may be checked out for a two week period of time.  Books may be renewed.  The student must bring the book to the library in order to renew the book.

This policy reflects the number of books a student may have out at any one time, however, students have access to the library daily and may come every day, with teacher permission, for a new book or books.
Birthday Book Club
A way to honor a special person on his/her birthday is to donate a book to the Caldwell Heights Library. The honoree becomes a member of our Birthday Book Club. A birthday bookplate will be placed inside of the book.The Birthday Book Club member and the title of the book will be announced on the KCHE Morning News broadcast. A picture will be taken of the Birthday Book Club member with his/her book and the picture will be added to the Birthday Book Club display in the hallway outside of the library. The Birthday honoree will be the first person to check out the book. Summer birthdays may be celebrated at any time during the school year.
Damaged and Lost Book Policy
Accidents happen!  If a book accidentally becomes damaged, we ask that the student report the damage so we might try to repair the book. If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt to repair the book at home. We use special book tapes and glue, which resist heat and won’t discolor.

If a book becomes damaged beyond use, we ask that the student pays the cost of the book so we can replace that book in our collection.