Library Media Center
To ensure that Hatch Students Are: Critical Thinkers, Enthusiastic Readers, Skillful Researchers, and Ethical Users of Information
The state, district, and Hatch Elementary School recognize that the library media program is a critical component of every school’s total education program. In collaboration with teachers, the teacher librarian instructs literacy throughout the content areas, enhances learning opportunities, through technology, builds reading literacy, designs and delivers instruction, and provides intellectual and physical access to an organized system of ideas, information, and resources. We also work closely with the Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park River Forest High School, River Forest Public Librarians, private school librarians in the area, and all District 97 LMCs.
The classroom rules apply to the Library Media Center:
Be Here, Be Ready
- Be on time
- Best effort
- Proper materials
- Complete assignments
- Follow classroom procedures
- Do neat work
- Hands, feet, and objects to self
- Proper use of materials
Be Respectful Watch Video
- Raise hands
- Take turns
- Inside voices
- Back where it belongs
The schedule is as flexible as possible so that students and teachers can have access when they need it, not just on a certain day and time of the week.
In addition, every class has a 20 minute book checkout time. Students are encouraged to read a wide variety of books on a reading level that give them a little bit of a challenge.
Kindergarten has a 30 to 40 minute time every week for a story or activity, as well as time to check out books.
Library Book Checkout Schedule
- Ms. Kanavos-Madel
- Ms. Thomas
- Ms. Stack
- Ms. Winfield
- Ms. Koransky and Ms. Nikolakakis
- Ms. Quickery
- Ms. Ficca
- Ms. Pietrini
- Ms. Lyles
- Ms. Roberts
- Ms. Martin
- Mr. Swick
- Ms. Norton
- Ms. Kemper
- Ms. Kennedy
- Ms. Kruse
- Mr. Righeimer
Students may checkout 2 books as long as no books are overdue.
3rd - 5th grade:
Students may check out 3 books as long as no books are overdue.
All students are allowed a one week time for checkout, and then may renew their book(s) as long as no one else has asked for it.
Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Books
If a book is overdue the student will not be allowed to check out a new one until it is returned.
If it is returned damaged the student might be assessed a fine based on the damage.
If a book is lost the student must pay for the book or replace it, or they will not get to check out.
If any fines are not paid by the end of the year, the student’s report card will be held.
If you have financial concerns, please let us know.
Students are allowed to use the Internet for research, Web Quests, educational games and clips, and many other programs. The students are accompanied and monitored by a teacher when working on class projects. They are expected to have a copy of the District Technology Rules Contract on file. A link to these rules can be found on the left navigation bar under Resources.
During the lunch hour on some days, the computer lab is open and students in the 4th and 5th grades are allowed to use the computers to finish homework and work on educational websites. Before they will be allowed to do any of these things the District Technology Rules Contract must be read and signed by a guardian and the child. These forms explain the rules that District 97 has created for the proper use of the Internet. If any of these rules are broken, the student’s guardian will be notified and privileges might be suspended.