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    Library Media Center

    Welcome to the Library at Jefferson School. The Library is located in the center of campus, at the end of the second wing directly across from rooms 13-16.

    Jefferson School Library contains over 18,000 library books/40 library books per learner, which is double the recommended # of library books/learner established by the California School Library Association. Our library collection may be accessed from home at:

    Our library collection is Accelerated Reader cataloged with the majority of library books aligned with this reading program. The school library also houses 4 computers for learner use. In addition to our collection of English language library books, we have a large selection in Spanish as well as in both English/Spanish. Parents are always welcome to visit the library with their learner(s) to assist with library book selection!

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    Library Hours

    Mon.-Fri. 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Wed. 7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Book Fairs

    Jefferson School holds two book fairs each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Funds generated from our Book Fairs purchase books and materials for Jefferson School Library. As the dates for the Book Fair approach, students will receive more information regarding special events occurring in conjunction with the book fair.

    Library Book check-out information:

    Learners in grades 1-3 may check out 2 books or one book and one video for two weeks; learners in grades 4-8 may check out 3 books for two weeks . Learners need to return the books/videos checked out before getting new ones. Kindergarten learners do not check out books until January of their kindergarten year; and, then may check out 1 book at a time. Damaged or lost library books/textbooks must be paid for. Learners with uncleared library records will not be able to attend field trips or participate in end-of-the-year activities (School Policy).

    The Birthday Club

    Birthdays are a time to celebrate. Gifts are often given to the birthday person. But, have you ever thought of giving a gift in honor of the birthday? A book is a wonderful gift. Why not join The Birthday Club at Jefferson School Library and give a gift of a donation to the library in honor of the birthday person. The average cost of a library book is $15-20. A bookplate with the student's name will be placed in the book purchased with your generous donation. To participate, please come by Jefferson School Library or call 559-562-6303, extension 5321. The Birthday Club can accept only monetary donations payable to Jefferson Elementary School. Remember the following children's authors/illustrators on their birthdays: Rick Riordan, 6/5; Maurice Sendak, 6/10; Anne Frank, 6/12; Laurence Yep, 6/14; Vivian Vande Velde, 6/18; Garfield the Cat, 6/19; Eric Carle, 6/25; Helen Keller, 6/27; David McPhail, 6/30.

    Library Fund Raiser

    Jefferson School Library has initiated a project to bring funds to the Library for books and library furnishings. It is a "green" fundraiser for the recycling of cell phones, consumer electronics, and gold jewelry. The library will collect the following items in working or nonworking condition: Cell Phones, Ink Jet Cartridges, Laptop computers/Notebooks/Netbooks/Tablets, iPods, Digital Cameras, Digital Video Cameras, and gold/silver jewelry. Jefferson School Library is partnering with EcoPhones in this project. EcoPhones provides all public relations materials and pays the shipping charges for the items sent. EcoPhones then sends a check to the school library for each shipment. If the items to be recycled are in working condition, the monetary return is greater than if the items are not in working order. This is a great project that provides service to the community and helps keep our environment cleaner. And, it provides additional needed funds for our Library! Parents and community members may drop off the listed items to the school office or bring the items directly to the Library. For further information, please call 559-562-6303, ext. 5321.