Beech St. School Library Motto: To Empower and Inspire
All students may borrow unlimited books per week. Kindergarten and first grade students' books remain in their classrooms. Second through fifth graders are allowed to take library books home for the week. All students start the year with one book and based on how responsible they are handling the book and returning it on time determines the number of books they may borrow weekly.
Primary students may choose any book from the primary section. This includes fiction, nonfiction and magazines. We teach and encourage students to use the "5 Finger Rule" to choose just right books for themselves. However, student choice is top consideration. Often, students choose a book for the illustrations, and or love of a favorite author.
Intermediate students (grades 3-5) may choose any reading material in the library. This includes fiction, nonfiction and
magazines as well as several genre sections such as Biography, Memoir, Poetry, Fantasy and Historical Fiction. Again,
students are taught and encouraged to choose books that are at their reading level, but are allowed to choose books not at
their reading level with the knowledge that they will share them with family and friends.