The Willow Media Center is a welcoming place where students can explore the wonders of reading. The library houses an amazing collection of over 16,000 books and magazines, as well as resources for staff, including videos and DVDs. Computers are also available for Scholastic Reading Counts Enterprise, Quizlist Interactive, and the card catalog.
The Media Specialists have created many library skills lessons and they are posted on the district's Moodle site. See the link to the right in Page Links titled "Library Skills Lessons". Topics include: Library orientation, how to look for a book using the computer catalog, how to use an encyclopedia and web site evaluation. The lessons include power point slide shows, short video tutorials and class activities.
The local public libraries have an amazing list of web-based databases, homework help and audiobooks to download. To access the online resources, students must have a public library card. See the link to right titled "LA County Public Library". You can also fill out an application for you and your children for a library card. Download the form on the right by clicking on the link "LA County Library Application" print it, fill it out and bring it to the nearest LA County Library!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or stop by the library.
What are the library hours?
Monday 8:30 to 3:00 Tuesday 8:30 to 3:00 Wednesday 8:30 to 12:30 Thursday 8:30 to 3:00 Friday 8:30 to 3:00
When do students visit the library?
All classes visit the Library Media Center once a week for a half an hour. During this time, students browse the shelves, enjoy silent reading and check out books. Students in grades 2-5 may also take Reading Counts quizzes during their scheduled library time. A selected book is read to K-3 students.
How many books can a student check out?
Students in grades K and 1 may borrow one book at a time.
Students in grades 2 through 5 may borrow two books at a time.
Parents/Guardians may also borrow books from the library. Please see me to set up an account. Parents/Guardians may borrow up to five books.
When are books due?
Books are checked out for a week at a time for grades K through 5. Books may be renewed for an additional week. Students must bring the book that they wish to renew into the library.
What happens if I have an overdue book or a lost/damaged book?
Students in grades K through 1 with an overdue book may not check out another book until the overdue book is returned or paid for. If a student in grades 2 through 5 has two books checked out and returns only one book, then they may only check out one book. When a book is two or more weeks overdue, the students loses his or her library privileges.
Lost/damaged books must be paid for in order to clear student records and reinstate library privileges. Please make the check payable to Las Virgenes Unified School District and bring it to the Willow Library Media Center. Students are NOT charged a daily overdue fine.
What are the volunteer opportunities at the Willow Library Media Center?
Volunteers are welcome in the Willow Library Media Center. If you are interested in being a volunteer for your child's class, please let the teacher know. Volunteers read to children, reshelve books and help at the circulation desk.
Does the Willow Library Media Center accept book donations?
Yes! New and gently used books may be donated to the library. Donations are evaluated by the Media Specialists for compliance with library and curriculum needs. Unused donated books are given to the classrooms.