My Philosophy

  • A major part of a librarian's job is to get children excited about reading. I love to do that. An other large part of a school librarian's job is to work closely with teachers and of course thier job is to teach their students to read well. Our school is using reader's workshop to do this which is based upon student's reading level so students are told to check books out on their level. Sometimes the students just find a book on their level, but maybe not thier interest. While there are always more and more books that we are able to label with its level, sometimes the kids can't find one that really hooks them. Or sometimes they want a book on a certain topic, but there is not one on their level. That is why I like students to choose one book on their level and one book "for fun" whether it is a drawing book, animal book or fiction. I want kids excited about reading and excited to come to the library. The teachers are great about getting the kids to read and are encouraging them to check out books that interest them while also being on the student's reading level. So, I feel we are working well together. It is difficult to get excited about reading, and thus practice it, if you aren't excited about what you are reading. Be sure your child is interested and enjoying the book they are reading.

Homework Help at Public Library

  • MARTIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM OFFERS HOMEWORK HELP

    Hobe Sound Branch: Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 and Wednesdays 3-5 pm

    Robert Morgade Branch: Mondays 3-5 pm

Circulation Policy

    • Kindergarten students will check out books using their teacher's name and the books will be left in the classroom.
    • Students in 1st grade may check out two books at a time. I recommend one book on their level and the other book just for fun, something they are interested in.
    • Students in 2nd through 5th grade may check out four books at once, although we prefer only two chapter books at a time. Again, they may check out a just for fun book.
    • Library books are checked out to students for one week.
    • Students may renew books if necessary
    • There are no fines for overdue books, but a student may not check out any additional 
      books until overdue books are returned or paid for if they are lost.
    • Reference books may not be checked out and are for use in the media 
      center only.
    • All books checked out are the responsibility of the student. Lost or damaged books 
      must be paid for in full before any additional books may be borrowed
    • 4th and 5th graders are allowed to check out magazines as one of their selection.
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