• Welcome to a new school year at Rivera Elementary School!
    This year Kindergarten through third grade will be in the essentials rotation. Each week, these classes will visit the library to get new books and for library lessons. Students in 4th and 5th grade will be coming to the library with their teacher or with their teacher's permission to get new books and for library lessons. Please remember to take good care of items that you have borrowed and be responsible for turning them in on time. Items must be turned in before new items can be checked out. Students are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged items. I know how much fun it is to check out new books, so make sure you keep your library record clear.
    Rivera students are encouraged to keep their library books in their backpacks when they are not being read. That way, on library day, everyone is happy because they've brought their books back and can get NEW ones! 
    Please encourage your child to adhere to the following guidelines:  
    1. Always handle library books with clean hands and be careful when turning the pages so they don't tear.
    2. Keep your book in your backpack when it isn't being read.
    3. Always keep library books out of reach of pets, toddlers, and away from food or drinks.
    4. Return or renew your books on time.
    As a parent, you can also help by:  
    • With younger students, read the book with your child. Talk about the pictures and words. Enjoy the book together! For older students, parents should encourage their children to read for 20 minutes each night.
    • Every week (for grades K-2) and every two weeks (for grades 3-5) have your child return the book to exchange it for a different library book. Students may also exchange library books during the open library time any day of the week.
    • If an accident occurs and a book does get damaged, please do not try to repair the book yourself. Send it back to school with a note and I will do everything possible to fix it so you do not have to pay to replace the book. If a book cannot be repaired or becomes lost, we ask you to pay to replace the book.
    Thank you for your support,
    Ms. Barns
    Rivera Librarian 
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