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The mission of the Alexandria Country Day Library is to enrich the intellectual life of the school. Our library provides an organized collection of resources, as well as instruction in the use of these materials. In addition to encouraging a "reading habit," the instructional program enables students to begin developing the skills they will need in an information-rich world.
The current facility was built in 2002, and houses over 18,000 volumes.
We also offer e-books through Overdrive, the ACDS digital library, and World Book Online E-books, a large collection of non-fiction books covering a wide range of topics.
The ACDS Library holdings can be viewed online by visiting GoFollett.com and selecting Alexandria Country Day School. Please sign in as a guest.
The Accelerated Reader Program is an important part of our school-wide reading program. At this time, we offer over 8,000 tests for students to choose from.
Students in grades Pre-3 through 4 come to the library once a week as part of their “Specials” rotation. By hearing stories read and told, checking out books, learning to use the library, and making book-related crafts, children have many opportunities to discover new worlds through books and develop a passion for reading.
Students in grades 5-8 are also scheduled regular periods for library instruction and book check-out. These grades focus on learning to use reference materials, safe internet usage, and research skills, as well as developing concepts about literature and literary devices.
Library Book Checkout Policy
How many books can my child check out at a time?
K-1st grade: 1 book; 2nd- 8th grades: 2 books
Students involved in research projects may check-out up to four books. Parents are invited to bring their younger students to the library to check out additional books.
When are the books due?
Students may have the books for two weeks.
When may my child check out books?
There are many times during the week that a child may check out a book—during weekly library class, each morning from 7:45- 8:00 a.m., and in the afternoon from bell time to all-call. Teachers may also send students to the library individually or in small groups on non-library days to check out books on their own.
What happens if a book is overdue?
A student must return his/her overdue book before checking out another one. During check out time, students who have not returned their books are encouraged to select one to be held at the desk so that when the student returns the overdue book (usually the next morning), the new book is ready to be checked out. Fines are not charged.
What happens if we think a book is lost?
If a book is lost, a family may either replace the book with an identical copy from a bookstore or may pay for the book and a replacement copy will be ordered. Once the book has been reported as lost, a child may begin checking out books again.
Questions or concerns?
Please call 318-448-1475, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to ACDS Library Web Page:
Bookfinder- Complete list of Accelerated Reader tests available at Alexandria Country Day. Books may be searched by title, author, subject, grade level, or point value.
World Book Encyclopedia Online*- Online encyclopedia resource that includes articles, pictures, video clips, and much more!
Book Adventure- An online program that resembles the Accelerated Reader Program. This site is sponsored by Sylvan Learning.
LPB Cyberchannel*- A comprehensive digital media library with thousands of educational videos correlated to state standards, digital images, clip art, and more.
*Requires user ID
Jan Reich, Librarian jreich@ACDSonline.org
Library Hours: 7:45-3:30 M-F