Library Policies

The Whittier Library Media Center serves all students in Whittier's early childhood through fifth grade classes. We aim to instill a love of reading and to provide the necessary skills to effectively use and evaluate information. Students are encouraged to think critically and work collaboratively to solve their information needs.

We welcome parents and community members who would like to become involved in the library media program! Volunteers are always needed to help with students and books. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer one hour or so per week!


All students are allowed and encouraged to check out books and other library materials during their scheduled library time or throughout the school day.

Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Students may check out TWO books per visit.

3rd - 5th grade
Students may check out THREE books per visit.

All students may check out books for a two-week period. If you would like to renew the book after that period, please ask Mrs. Conley to see if anyone else is waiting for it.

Overdue, lost or damaged books

If a book is overdue, lost or damaged, the student will not be permitted to check out until he or she has returned the book or paid to replace it. Please contact Mrs Conley with special circumstances - I'm always happy to work with families to make sure your student can get a book!

Birthday Books

In honor of your child's birthday, you may make a donation to the library which will be used to adopt a new book for the Whittier Library Media Center.  Your child will choose a new book from the Birthday Book cart, which will be labeled with a nameplate with your child's name.  Your child will be the first person to take the book home and after that, it will be part of the library collection.  Your donation (made out to the Whittier PTO) is tax deductible.  Please contact Mrs Conley if you would like to participate.  Many thanks to the Whittier PTO for running this fantastic program!