The library is the nucleus of our schools. It is a warm, friendly, and inviting place where we encourage children to become lifelong readers. Books may be checked out for a one or two-week period of time. Fines are not charged for late items, but we do send home reminder notices on a monthly basis. Children of all grade levels come to the library to enjoy rich literature and to receive direct instruction in the workings of the library and its many technological resources. Research has demonstrated that students who are exposed to a print-rich environment engage in voluntary reading, and those who read at home tend to develop the habit of reading. We encourage families to take advantage of the resources of our library and share the joys of reading together. We strongly encourage all parents to spend time reading with their child each day.