[aisle] book check-out
kdoyle at komarek94.org
Tue Jan 5 13:23:20 CST 2021
I work in a K-8 building and we have been hybrid since mid October. I am
able to check books out to kids but it's been a journey. I still haven't
managed to get my K-2 kids on board yet due to Google/email issues - but
it's a work in progress.
I have the kids place holds for books in Destiny. I opened it up so they
can hold up to 6 books at a time but they can only check out 3 at a time.
This gives me some options in case I can't find a book or two kids want the
same book. I fill holds twice a week in the morning and deliver them to
the classrooms of hybrid students. Kids that are fully remote can pick up
books they've requested at the same time families pick up lunches. I leave
a cart with all the books labeled (similar to the public library), and
whoever is working the school front desk at the time grabs them for the
family. We have return boxes in each entryway. I have been really
lenient with return times since many families can't get to the building
often. I have been using what was a display shelf as a quarantine shelf
and have labeled sections for each day of the week. So far so good. Not
too many hiccups. I'll agree that it's a lot of work. I also teach
lessons too, but it's very different this year. Let me know if you need
any more information - or if you have suggestions for me!
Library Media Specialist
8940 W. 24th St
North Riverside, IL 60546
On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 1:10 PM Margo Newtown via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:
> We are hybrid but we've managed to make book checkout work. It is a
> challenge and I'm exhausted, but thankfully it is allowing books to get
> into their hands.
> We are a K-4 school and I do have an assistant. Very helpful.
> We pull books based on a simple interest survey for K-2. We put a tag on
> it with their name and teacher's name and put a ribbon on it (a parent
> volunteered to write out the names on the tags by class so it saved us a
> lot of time). We put the books lined up in the hallway so each student gets
> a "surprise" when he or she comes into school. We do it once a week. The
> kids return the books into a bin outside each grade level hallway. I wear
> gloves and put them on a table for quarantine for 3 days. I have 5 tables
> for each day of the week. The books don't always come back and I do have
> kids with up to 3-4 books out but I have to say, I'm not stressing over
> that as almost all books are returned by year's end. We send home
> reminders and if out over a month call home for a reminder. That helps get
> them back.
> Grade 3 and 4 put books on HOLD in Destiny and each morning whoever has a
> book on hold, we pull it, check it out to the student, put a tag and ribbon
> and place it in the hallway for when they enter school.
> Lots of running around and sometimes there's a mess up with the book the
> student wanted; however, we have found the kids are getting a lot more
> exposure to different books and genres and we are thinking about how we can
> continue this or some form of this when we all return in person, hopefully
> in the Fall.
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:32 PM Sue Meegan via AISLE <
> aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:
>> I work in a K-5 building. We have been remote for the entire first
>> semester and children have not been able to check out books. About 40% of
>> our kids are coming in-person starting the 3rd week of January and I'm
>> writing a proposal for book check out. I reread the emails from the summer
>> and fall while most of you were trying to figure this out and I'm wondering
>> how it is going. How is taking a cart to the classrooms working? Do any
>> of you have kids come to the library? Does that work well? For those of
>> you on a hybrid schedule, how do you get books into the hands of remote
>> I just can't imagine having time for all the requests and reshelving and
>> making sure the books are quarantined for 3 days, etc. I still have to
>> teach library lessons too.
>> Any feedback on how it is working for you is very much appreciated!
>> Thank you,
>> Sue Meegan
>> Hoover Elementary
>> District 157
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> Margo Newtown
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