Students are welcome to use the library whenever their classroom schedule permits, to browse, read, research or select and check out materials. Classes also visit the library weekly for age-appropriate story hour, literature study, library/research skills and book exchange. Books circulate for one week and may be renewed. Kindergartners and first graders may sign out one book at a time, while students in grades two through five may borrow two. Students also have literature cards to borrow one book for their class reading group and two research cards for projects requiring special books. Parents are welcome, too, to borrow books during school hours.
The Ithaca City School District believes that all students should have access to technology when they act in a responsible, efficient, courteous and legal manner. Internet access and other online services, such as age-appropriate and educational databases to which the district subscribes, offer a multitude of global resources to students and teachers. The goal in providing these services is to enhance the educational development of our students. All school Internet use is filtered and monitored.
Teachers bring their classes to the library to use the adjacent computer lab, the portable MacBook labs or Alpha Smarts for researching on the Internet, using curricular software, word processing or keyboarding. Acceptable uses of technology are devoted to activities that support teaching and learning. Using computers correctly and responsibly is very important. Computer technology expectations are reviewed in library classes as part of the curriculum on digital citizenship and cybersafety.
Milly Stephenson, Teacher Librarian
Phone: (607) 539-6030