My name is Jane Miller, and I am the new librarian at Fuquay-Varina Elementary. I have really enjoyed getting to know all your children, and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the big changes happening in our school library.
3 Books! –All children at FVES will be allowed to check out 3 books at a time.
Email reminders!- Coming soon, you will receive a weekly email letting you know which titles your child has checked out from the library. This will help you talk to your child about the books he/she has out, and help him remember to return them when he is finished.
No overdue penalties-Keep the book as long as your child needs to finish it. This will only limit the number of books your child is able to check out. Ex. If your child returns 2 and keeps 1, he will be able to check out 2 more. At any given time your child may have 3 books checked out of the library.
No lost/damaged book fines- I will not charge money for lost or damaged books. I appreciate your help in keeping books as safe as possible, but I know that accidents happen. I want our children to continue to love reading even if they have made a mistake.
How can you help?
Read every night- Read to your child, listen to your child read, or have them read independently every day. Reading every day is the number 1 way for kids to be successful in school.
Help your child return books in a timely manner- This will keep your child reading, and will allow other children to enjoy the books, too.
Visit our library-Visit in the morning from 8:45-9:15 to help your child select books. Parents can have their own accounts to check out even more books for the whole family!
Volunteer-If you have some time to help children find books or shelve, please stop by. Come early for carpool? Park the car, and come volunteer during that wait. You must register to volunteer each year. Stop by to register if you have not already done so.
Contact me-Have a question about email reminders, volunteering, or books? Call (919-557-2566), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by between 8:45-9:15. I look forward to working with this great community to encourage a love of reading!