Library

Cathedral Elementary Library

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Class Schedules: Each class in PreK through 6th grade will have an assigned library period each week.  Students in 5th and 6th grades will have an added nine-week period of instruction to sharpen their research and reference skills.   In addition to assigned library periods, students are permitted to visit the library before school and between 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays to exchange books and take Accelerated Reader tests. 

Circulation Policy: Students in grades 1-6 may check out books.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students begin checking out books in January.  Students are encouraged to return books promptly.  There are no fines for overdue materials.   

Students are instructed in the proper care and treatment of books. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are provided take home bags to encourage special book care. Students in grades 2 through 6 are asked to place their books in large Ziploc bags. Lost or damaged books must be paid for in full. 

Accelerated Reader: Students in grades 2-6 participate in Accelerated Reader, a reading motivation program. This individualized program excites children about reading and improves reading proficiency. Students who earn 500 Accelerated Reader points have their names placed on the Reading Wall of Fame outside the elementary library. 

Book Fairs: Book Fairs are held each fall and spring.  Book Fair proceeds help benefit both school and classroom libraries.

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Cathedral Middle / High School Library

Location: Cathedral Middle School/High School Library is located in Seton Hall. 

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Circulation: Standard checkout period for middle and high school students is two weeks.  Books are renewed as needed.  Fines for overdue books are assessed at 10 per school day.  Fines do not accrue over weekends or holidays.  Monthly overdue notices are sent to English teachers for distribution to students.  Lost or damaged books must be paid for in full, and students are charged current replacement cost to replace items.  Students must be clear of overdues and fines before taking exams. 

Library Program: Cathedral's Middle School/High School Library program supports students' research and literary needs with both print and non-print resources.  Teachers schedule classes for library orientation, introduction to research strategies, Internet searching skills, and proper documentation.  In addition, the library is open for individual study, reading, and research needs. 

Accelerated Reader: As part of their literature course requirement, students in 7th and 8th grades participate in the Accelerated Reader program, a reading motivation program. 

Computers:  Six computers with Internet access are housed in the library and are available for student use in conducting research.  Printing costs are 5 per page. 

Copy Machine: A copy machine housed in Seton Hall is used for the purpose of copying reference materials only.  Charge is 10 per copy.

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