Endeavour Elementary Library
Our students will grow in their love for reading, become confident researchers, and be kind and helpful citizens.
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Sora is a great tool to use to access ebooks and audio books!
Remember - If you have a library card at the Davis County Library, you can add it to your SORA account!
Endeavour Elementary Media Center Guidelines - Updated September 2021
Kindergarten - 1 book
1st grade - 2 books
2nd and 3rd grades - 3 books
4th and 5th grades - 4 books
6th grade - 5 books
Books may be checked out for a 2 week period. Books can be renewed for longer use if there is no waiting list for the title.
Losing a book is no fun. If your student loses a library book, they will be required to pay for it.
We do not accept replacement books, as most often our books have library bindings which are more costly than what you can find on Amazon.
Processing refunds takes up precious time and resources at both the school and district level. For this reason, we will refund books that are found within 30 days of payment. This allows for faster re-ordering and processing. If you find a book after 30 days of payment, it is yours to keep.
Library Helpers will be selected from the 5th grade classes via application process. Helpers will miss one recess per week to assist in the library. Carrying out duties in a responsible manner will ensure that helpers keep their job throughout the school year.
General criteria for the selection of books
Library materials are selected to support curriculum and for recreational reading of our students. Endeavour follows the Davis School District criteria to provide materials based on:
• Accuracy, timeliness, reliability, balanced views and literary quality.
• Respected review journals are consulted.
• Award winners and popular titles are highly considered.
• Self-published books are not accepted.
• Materials will meet the maturity level of Endeavour students and will provide for both the younger and more mature readers.
• Requests from faculty and students are considered as they meet the above criteria.
The aim of the Endeavour library is to have a current, engaging, relevant and diverse collection. When choosing books the first consideration is given to titles that have proved popular with our student body. As the budget allows, we strive to keep up-to-date informational materials, with an effort to provide materials on a wide variety of topics relevant to the ages of our students. Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child’s reading material. They should have discussions on what is, and is not, appropriate for their particular child. Our library serves a broad age range. If a title does not work for a particular student they are encouraged to return it and find something that is a better fit.
Due to the high cost of repair, paperback books will not be purchased unless there is no other binding available or if the title is in high demand.
Materials donated to the library are appreciated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the Media Specialist. Items not used in the library may be given to teachers to enhance classroom libraries, or given to a recycling vendor.
Evaluation of the collection
Follett Library Resources has a collection management tool that will analyze the current library collection against grade-appropriate Follett Library Resources core collections. The data from this source will help determine what materials should be purchased to expand the collection.
Selection criteria for audiovisual and electronic formats
Davis School District provides audiovisual content through the Safari Montage program.
Davis School District provides Overdrive (SORA) Digital Library Catalog for eBook and audio book checkout.
Davis School District subscribes to Pioneer Online Library Collection. Various electronic formats are available through this site. Ebooks will be selected to support the district curriculum and will be available for students, their families and school staff.
In order to maintain an attractive and up-to-date collection, all materials will be evaluated for de-selection. Materials may be removed from the collection for being out dated, inaccurate, damaged, duplicate, unused, or no longer part of the curriculum. Award winning or heavily circulated materials that are damaged or worn out may be replaced at the librarian’s discretion when funding is available.
Materials removed from the collection will have their barcode and spine labels removed. They may be donated to teachers, recycled, or disposed of through the school trash system.
Request for reconsideration of materials – Parental Restriction
Davis School District has approved a reconsideration policy for any complaints regarding collection holdings. The policy and forms can be obtained from any Library Media Specialist or can be found below.
Parents have the right to restrict their child from checking out specific materials. Forms for restriction can be found in the library.
The School Library Advisory Committee and the School Collection Evaluation Committee exist to promote and assist with library programs, uphold and approve policies, and assist in reconsideration procedures at the school level. The Evaluation Committee consists of an odd number of voting members, not less than five, and may include an administrator, teacher, parent representative, and student representative. The Media Specialist chairs the committees.
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.