3500 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22206
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Thursday, July 02, 2015

About the Library

Library Policies


Visiting the Library

All classes come to the library weekly for a scheduled checkout time, or class and checkout combined.
  • PreK, Primary Montessori, Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and Lower Elementary Montessori classes come weekly for 30 minutes for a read-aloud, short lesson, and checkout.
  • Third, fourth, fifth grades and Upper Elementary Montessori classes come weekly for checkout.
  • In addition, teachers may sign up for additional library times for their classes to conduct research or activity based lessons relating to curriculum being taught.
  • Students are encouraged to visit the library throughout the week during open schedules when in need of additional resources for research or personal reading.
  • The library is also used for teachers to work with individuals or small groups of students or for planning and collaboration with staff.

Checking out books

Students are encouraged to check out books and share them at home, to promote a love of reading. They are expected to take care of the books and use them gently and respectfully so all resources continue to be available for everyone. The Drew library collection belongs to everyone at Drew Model School. No fines are charged for overdue books. However, if a book is damaged or lost a fee is charged to cover its replacement. 
  • PreK & K---------1 book for 1 week
  • 1st grade---------2 books for two weeks
  • 2nd grade--------2 books for two weeks
  • 3rd grade--------3 books for two weeks
  • 4th grade--------3 books for two weeks
  • 5th grade--------3 books for two weeks
  • Students may check out additional books for classroom research as needed.
  • As students show responsibility and return books promptly, they may be able to check out additional books for personal reading.
  • If students have an overdue, they cannot check out additional books until the overdue is returned or a lost book is paid for.

Taking care of books 

Our younger students are encouraged to take home one library book a week. In the back of each book is the student's library card. This card should stay in the book and be returned on the assigned library day. Each student may check out up to 2 items for a 2 week time period. 
Last Modified on January 10, 2012