Welcome to Fry Elementary School's LMC! to contact us, call 630-428-7414 OR EMAIL MICHELLE_LOUGHRAN@IPSD.ORG.
9:15 AM - 3:20 PM
A flexible book check out schedule includes individuals and small groups (no more than 5 students at a time from a class) coming to the LMC throughout the day/week. If for some reason, teachers must bring their whole class to check out books, please discuss this with the LMC staff prior to the scheduled day.
- Kindergarten: 2 Books (to start the year)
- 1st - 5th Grade: 4 Books
The loan period for books is two weeks. The books may be renewed once, for an additional two weeks. Students may come to the LMC as often as necessary to check out materials.
Students will be expected to cover the cost of replacing a damaged or lost book. Check out privileges will be suspended until the replacement cost of a damaged or lost book has been received. Replacement cost for a lost book will be requested after a search by the student and the LMC staff has been made. After the second overdue notice has been sent, a letter will be sent home with the title and amount due of the lost item. If the lost item is found within the current school year, the payment will be reimbursed. If a student believes that he/she has returned the book, please refer them to LMC staff.
Each student has his/her own library card. Library cards are to be kept in the classroom. Teachers are responsible for the management of their student's cards. Keeping the card in good condition is the responsibility of the student. The LMC should be notified immediately if a card is lost, found, or damaged. Students losing library cards are responsible for a replacement cost of $1.00.
- Speak in a quiet voice if you need to communicate with a partner, the LMC staff or a parent volunteer.
- When walking around the perimeter of the LMC - do not cut through the book shelf and/or reference area.
- Be courteous to those around you. Others may be reading and studying.
- Take care of all library materials. Handle them with care.
- When using reference materials, return them to the proper place when finished using them.
- Use a shelf marker to mark the place on the shelf where you remove a book.
- If you do not choose that book, replace it in the same place. When you have made your selection, return the shelf marker to the circulation desk.
- All borrowed items are to be returned to the LMC in the morning when due.
Two book fairs are held each year in October and February. All profits go towards purchasing additional LMC materials for all to use.
Stop by and see us during the book fair in the LMC. We will have a wonderful selection of books and gifts to choose from. If you want to help out with our book fair we have all sorts of easy jobs from set up, floor help, to clean up. Whether you want to work 1 hour or all day we would love to have you join in the fun. Please call our PTA LMC Coordinator to sign up.
Please click on the News tab above for specific dates and times, as the book fair approaches.
The LMC recruits and trains parents to assist in the LMC. Volunteers enable us to provide a full range of services to our students. Our library media center is in need of your support. Even if you can spare just two hours per week, or every two weeks, you can help us provide a stronger library program for your children. Volunteering in the library media center (LMC) will also allow you to learn more about your child's school experience and give you an opportunity to observe classes in action. Here are just a few of the valuable jobs our volunteer do, and no experience is required to volunteer in the LMC!
- Shelve books
- Assist children in finding books
- Database entry
- Take home projects
- Preparing displays/bulletin boards
- Help with book fair twice a year
- Special projects in LMC
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Michelle Loughran, LMC Director, at 428-7414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LMC Parent Volunteer Duties/Guidelines
All volunteers must sign in at the main office before proceeding to the LMC. Volunteer badges must be worn while volunteering in the building. Please do not be offended if you are asked to go to the main office and get one from the school secretary. As a volunteer you should not bring your preschool age children with you while working at Fry School. Incidents that may occur while you are in the school should not be discussed. Confidentiality cannot be stressed enough. If while you are volunteering, you need to talk to a teacher, please schedule an appointment, or drop them a note so can arrange a later time outside of your volunteering responsibilities. If you have a concern or problems arise please notify a member of the LMC staff so that it may be addressed. If you are going to miss your scheduled time for any reason, please contact the LMC office.
Volunteering is a great way to show support for our school and your child's education. It gives you an opportunity to see first hand the many wonderful things that happen each day at Fry School. Remember that we are here for the children...they always come first. So if a child needs help, drop all other projects and assist them. Assist children with their book selection. Any guidance that you can give them helps us know they are leaving the LMC with appropriate materials. At times you may be asked to work with individuals or small groups of students as needed. It is important that you help maintain the orderly appearance of the LMC by the shelving of books and other materials or by helping with displays and bulletin boards. Above all enjoy yourself!
We are involved in the Funding Factory Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling Programs! These programs are FREE and easy but will only work with your support. Simply donate your empty printer cartridges and used cell phones to Fry School's Library Media Center and we'll take it from there! We will recycle the cartridges and cell phones through the Funding Factory to earn points, which we can exchange for new cartridges and other technology.
Did you know that over 300 million cartridges were thrown away last year alone? Help us turn this waste into valuable school equipment! Donate your used cell phones and empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges today! Together we can make this recycling program a huge success.
The Funding Factory also has a Business Support Program. This allows businesses to support organizations FREE of charge by providing them with prepaid shipping boxes. If you work in a business that may be interested in supporting us, please visit the Funding Factory Web site at http://www.FundingFactory.com/adoptbus.asp or call toll-free, 1.888.883.8237. If you would like to collect these items for us at your place of employment, the boxes and postage will be provided. Otherwise, you may bring the items into the LMC and we will send them out from here.
If you have any questions about this great opportunity, please feel free to call Michelle Loughran, LMC Director at 428-7414 or e-mail me at Michelle_Loughran@ipsd.org. You can also visit the Funding Factory website at http//www.FundingFactory.com for more information.
Thank you for your support!