The Natick Public School Libraries' mission is to ensure that all students are effective users and producers of ideas and information.
About the Library:
Hours: 8:30am - 2:56pm
Book Circulation/checkout policy:
Kindergarten -- check out one book to take to the classroom, but not home. All come back in one week.
1st Grade -- check out one book to take home. Bring back in one week if finished reading, 2 weeks if not finished.
2nd-4th Grades -- check out 2 books to take home. May check out additional books if needed for school projects.
Books for pleasure may be renewed after 2 weeks if there are no holds on the book. Project books may be renewed until the project is complete.
Overdue/damaged book policy:
Overdue notices are sent home on a regular basis. Reminders are also given during library time. There is no charge for overdue books
Reader's Advisory: How we help students find that just right book.
Students are encouraged to choose books that they can read independently, or in the case of emergent readers, that they will enjoy through the illustrations, and with family members at home. Assistance will be provided in the library, if necessary. If students consistently have a hard time finding a "just right book," the classroom teacher may be consulted.
Volunteering in our library:
We welcome volunteers in our library! Volunteers assist with circulation and shelving books, as well as helping students use the Destiny catalog to locate books. Occasionally there are special projects, such as pulling books for teacher units of study and assisting with collection maintenance. Please contact Mrs. Makransky to volunteer.
Library Paraprofessional: Ms. Barbara Makransky
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” Sidney Sheldon