LIBRARY

Library hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30-2:40

Wednesday: 7:30-12:20

Closed - 8:00 - 8:49 & 12:35-1:20 (M, T, Th, Fri) & 8:45-9:20 (Weds)

 

Students may visit the library before school, after school (elementary students must be accompanied by a parent), and during recess/nutrition break to check out books, read, and take Reading Counts tests.  Appropriate behavior is always expected.  Students not displaying appropriate behavior will have their privilege to use the library revoked. 

 

There is a limit of two books/student; however, if there are any outstanding fines or overdue books, students will first have to take care of those before receiving additional books.

 

Middle school students will need their ID in order to check out a book, class novel, or loaner laptop.

 

Printing in the Library

Students can print from the library desktop computers. Print cards are $2.00 for 20 prints. Please see Ms. Bonk in the library to purchase a print card.

  • How often does my child visit the library?

Each class is scheduled to visit the library once a week for 30 minutes. Students also have the opportunity to visit the library during lunch.

  • How long is my student allowed to keep a library book? 

Students may keep their book for two weeks and then return it or renew it.

  • What do I do if my child loses or damages a book?

If a book has been lost, it will need to be paid for (cash only). Damaged books may incur fees. Notices that include a book’s replacement cost will be sent home for students who have lost books. Payments for lost/damaged books are made in the library. Students are not allowed to check out books if they have any that are overdue and/or lost.   

Library Catalog

Click the link below to access McPherson’s online library catalog.
Destiny Online Catalog

Accessing Destiny is a great way for parents to keep track of what books their child has checked out.

Features of the online catalog:

  • Check to see what library books and textbooks a student currently has checked out along with due dates.

  • Look up a specific book title, author, subject, or series.

  • Place a book that is currently checked out on hold.

  • Renew library books online (online renewals only work with books that are not overdue).

How to log in to a student’s account:

Click Login in the upper right corner of the online catalog, and enter the following:

Username: 6 digit ID #

Password: birthday (use leading zeros) Example: February 9, 2004 = 02092004

 

Reading Counts

Reading Counts! is a software program that assesses students’ reading comprehension of books read independently.  After finishing a book, students take a 10 question multiple choice quiz via computer that will assess how well they understand the book.

With our RC program, students read at their own reading level. This level is determined by taking the R.I. ( Reading Inventory). Students receive a Lexile (a 2, 3, or 4 digit number) that is their reading level.  McPherson’s library has several thousand RC books available for students to check out. 

To see if a book you would like to read has a Reading Counts quiz available, click here: Reading Counts Quiz Catalog 

For best results when using Reading Counts Quiz Catalog, search by author’s last name.

 

Overdrive (OUSD’s eLibrary)

OUSD students can borrow titles from the District’s eLibrary anytime (this also includes audio books)! Digital books can be enjoyed on a computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. An OverDrive app is also available. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically are returned, so there are never any late fees. Our digital collection can be accessed anywhere in the world, as long as there is an internet connection.

 

Students can access Overdrive via Single Sign On (available on the OUSD home page). Once logged in to Single Sign on, click on Overdrive and students may begin searching and/or checking out ebooks.