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Polson School
River East Transcona School Division

Welcome to our school library  

 Welcome to the Polson School library and to our program of information literacy. We believe that every student should have the skills necessary to navigate in today's information-rich society. Determining information needs, recognizing and selecting appropriate resources - whether print or online and managing the information are fundamental skills needed for successful academic research.

Throughout the year, the teacher-librarian works with all classroom teachers on units of study  referred to as โ€œinquiry-based learning.โ€ This provides students with valuable opportunities to work on their research and technology skills. Students explore various topics through questioning, inquiring, reading, making connections, and organizing ideas. Learning to manage all kinds of information, from a variety of sources, is both challenging and fun! It is a very exciting opportunity for all involved.

Students also visit the library once per six-day cycle to borrow books, either fiction or non-fiction. Book exchange times allow students to explore the library and find something of interest to read. We love to read, and want to share that passion with our students.

Staff

Ms. Uzat, teacher-librarian, is in the library on school days 1, 3, and 5.

Ms. Heinrichs, library technician, is in the library on school days 2, 4, and 6.

Library Hours

8:45 am - 3:25 pm

Lending Policies

  • Borrowing Period: 1 six-day school cycle
  • Number of sign outs: Kindergarten & Grade 1 - one book/student; Grades 2-4 - two books/student; Grade 5 - three books/student
  • Renewals: up to two times unless the book is new or if there is a request for it
  • Overdues: no charge.  If a student has a book that is overdue by more than seven days, they cannot sign out more library materials until the overdue item is returned.  Overdue notices are sent home after a book is overdue by 14 days.
  • Lost Books: This varies depending on the replacement cost of the book.
  • Students are expected to return all materials on time. 

Program Description

Polson School offers a full service library program. The teacher-librarian works with classroom teachers to build inquiry-based learning units and to work on literacy units. The library technician works with groups and keeps the technical parts of the library running smoothly.