Early Learning Center
How long can books be checked out for?
Books are loaned for two weeks at a time with one opportunity for renewal. Reference books, audiobooks, and videos are checked out to staff members only.
How much are book fines?
Students are charged 10¢ per day for overdue fines. Overdue notices are distributed once a week through homerooms and again in language arts classes. Each book is also stamped with the due date when it is checked out. Students with fines of $0.50 or greater are unable to check out books until the fine is paid down.
What if I lose my ID card?
You MUST have your photo ID card to check out books. The LRC staff can take ID pictures and print ID cards at any time. There is a $5.00 charge for replacements.
What are Playaways?
Playaways are audiobooks on an MP3 player. A permission form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the LRC before students may check out Playaways for the year. Students are asked to use their own headphones when listening to Playaways. A lost, stolen, or damaged Playaway will cost the student $40.00. Plank currently has 52 titles available for check out:
What is the Caudill Reading Program?
Each year 20 books are nominated for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award by students in grades 4-8 in the state of Illinois. Click here for a list of the 2014 Caudill Nominees. In February, students in grades 4-8 vote for the winning book. In order to vote, a student must read 3 or more of the Caudill books. At Plank, we will honor students who read more of the Caudill books. First Mate honors will be given to student who read 10 or more of the Caudill books. Captain honors go to students who read 15 or more. Pirate King/Queen honors go to students who read all 20 of the Caudill books. Visit the LRC to learn more about the program.
What is the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and what does it require of students?
Each student, upon registering in the Oswego Community Schools, must sign the district's AUP. This document, officially called the Guidelines for Acceptable Use of the Computer Network System, states that the student agrees to use the school computer equipment for educational purposes only. Failure to comply by these guidelines will result in disciplinary action. All staff must work together to ensure that students are following the guidelines whenever they are using school computers. Students are not allowed to change any computer settings, play games, instant message or visit inappropriate sites.
Who are the LRC staff members?
Mrs. Sara Meyer, LRC Director
Mrs. Patty Hundley, LRC Assistant