Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Library Information

Posted Sep 9, 2010 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on September 9, 2010. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central School Library 2010-11
Reader/Helper Informational Sheet

Dear Parents,

Are you interested in reading to your child’s class?  It’s probably the most popular volunteer job at school!   You need no prior experience, and it’s fun to do.  You also can keep up with the latest books!  Grandparents, relatives and friends are all welcome to volunteer.  See below for detailed job descriptions.

Classrooms will have Library Checkout on Tuesdays or Thursdays. * During Library Checkout, 1 parent volunteer (Reader) reads a story to the children (grades K-3 only).  Helpers may assist students in locating books and using the computer, or assist with light shelving.  Each Lead Room Parent coordinates the schedule of Readers/Helpers during the classroom’s Library Checkout time.

Readers/Helpers will begin on Tuesday, September 28 through Thursday, May 5, 2011.  There may be certain days on which there is no Library Checkout; your Lead Room Parent will be provided with that list, and coordinate the schedule accordingly. Also, please note that during Library Checkout time, the library cannot accommodate preschool children.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Reader/Helper during your child’s Library Checkout time, please contact your classroom Lead Room Parent.  If you do not know who that is, or if  you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Library Committee Chairs, Michelle Marconi @ marconim@centralptonews.org or Jennifer Pollock at pollockj@centralptonews.org.

*Mrs. Teune’s Library Checkout time is on Wednesdays.

Readers (grades K – 3)
This job requires a firm time commitment, as it corresponds with your child’s scheduled library checkout time. ** Please choose books from the list of Monarch nominees, which is located at the desk.  Please come 5 minutes early to introduce yourself to Mrs. Ellen Nolan and/or Mrs. Bieschke, and to choose your book.  Reading takes place during the first 10-15 minutes of Library Checkout time.  The remainder of the time should be spent helping the children find books or using the OPAC system.  Please record (at the desk) the title and author of each book read aloud, along with the date, to avoid duplication of stories.  Set aside any books needing repair, with a note to that effect.

Helpers (grades K-5)
Library Helpers are needed during Library Checkout time to assist students in locating books and/or using the OPAC system.  In addition, you may be asked to help with light shelving. You also may be asked to perform other library jobs at the direction of Mrs. Bieschke, Mrs. Nolan, or the Teacher.

* *Please find a substitute if you are unable to come in at your designated time.  If you are taking off work, please confirm with the Library beforehand whether Library has been rescheduled or cancelled.

Helpful Information:
Mrs. Gail Bieschke – Librarian, and Mrs. Ellen Nolan – Library Aide.
Dads, Moms, Grandparents, relatives and friends are all welcome to volunteer.
OPAC (1-5) = the online card catalog system.  OPAC is the on-line version of the old card catalogues in drawers.  Students can use this tool to search for a book by title, author, or subject.  Instructional cards will be available at each library computer.  Training also will be provided.