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Our Library ROCKS!

Welcome to the Mitchell LIbrary!

Welcome to the Mitchell Library! My name is Susan Bowdoin and this is my fourth year as the Librarian at Mitchell.  I’m excited to share the love of reading and the wonder of books with all of you. Whether you are a student, a teacher, a staff member, or a parent/family member, I invite you to visit our library.  Parents, you are able to get your own library card which allows you to check out materials for younger siblings, or for those school-aged children who love to read! 


Each time students visit the library they will practice being GREAT library patrons.  This includes selecting and checking out books, taking care of them and returning them on time. They will also participate in small and large group learning experiences where they will conduct basic research, draw conclusions, and demonstrate what they’ve learned in a variety of ways.


How can parents help?

  • Talk with your child about books he/she might be interested in borrowing from the library.
  • Read with your child.  Encourage him/her to share the books he/she checked out with you.
  • Help your child remember to return books on time.
  • Ensure library books are stored in backpacks so they’re never forgotten or damaged!
  • Remind your child to keep library books in a safe location, away from younger siblings, pets, liquids, dirt, markers or anything else that could cause harm to a book.

Book Checkout

  • Books are due each library day (students come once a rainbow cycle)
  • Books must be returned before students check out other books
  • Kinder and 1st grade students begin the year with one book at a time.  Older students may check out 2 books at a time.
  • Students who return books on time earn points toward a free book that is theirs to keep once it is earned!

Damaged Library Books

  • In the event that a book is damaged or lost, please notify the Librarian (Mrs. Bowdoin) as soon as possible. 

  • APS District policy states that the current replacement cost for books that are lost or damaged beyond repair will be charged. 

  • Cash or check payment in the exact amount is expected before any other book(s) may be checked out

  • Important Note: Students with unpaid fines or missing library materials are not eligible to participate in play day at the end of the school year.

Mitch the Mustang Loves to Learn!

Students can check Mitch out at the Library, just like a book, and take him on your adventures! This summer Mitch learned how to bowl and went international on a trip to Ireland!


Where will he go this year? You get to decide! Take pictures and post them to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #librarymascotsrule or email them to Mrs. B. and you might see them on our website!

Free Books for GREAT Library Patrons!

Every student at Mitchell has the opportunity to earn a free book! Each week a student returns his/her library books a hold punch is put into that student's library card.  After 12 hole punches students have the opportunity to select a brand new book that they will get to keep!  This is our way of recognizing students who are learning to reliable and responsible about caring for and returning library books.  


Please encourage your kids to keep their books in their backpacks.  It makes it much easier for them to return books, and it keeps the books safe from younger siblings, pets, weather, dirt, food, and other things that might damage them.


Congratulations to the many GREAT students we have in the library each week!

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