YMS 2020-2021 Book Checkout and Return

CHECKOUT PROCEDURES

1.

Pick out the books you want to read

Since you can't come into the library to to pick out your books, we have to get creative! To help you decide what you want to check out you can:

    • View the Slide Decks. They have themed slides where you can click on the book covers that link to a description of the books. These will change periodically much like the displays we put up in the library so check back often for new slides!

    • View our Flipgrids:

Videos we took of the library shelves

Student book review videos

    • View our One Chapter previews

    • Search Minerva for topics that interest you and see what comes up!

    • Search online for Middle Grade or YA books by genre or topic or publication year. If you find something you'd like to read, check Minerva to see if we have it! *See below for some book lists we have gathered for you!

2.

Fill out the appropriate Google Form to request your books for checkout

ALL STUDENTS:

Check Minerva to make sure that:

  • THE BOOK YOU WANT IS AT YMS. We cannot get books from other libraries.

  • THE BOOK YOU WANT IS NOT CHECKED OUT. Check the Status. If it says "DUE" then it is not on our shelves right now. If it just says "UNAVAILABLE" that is okay.

*We need at least 24 hours notice to fulfill a book request*

HYBRID STUDENTS ONLY: FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM


100% REMOTE STUDENTS ONLY: FILL OUT THIS FORM


3.

Pick Up Your Library Books

An email will be sent to a student when their books are ready to be picked up. This applies to any student, whether they are hybrid or 100% remote.

5th-7th Grade Teams (HYBRID STUDENTS ONLY)

Your book bag will be labeled with your name and stapled shut. It will be placed on your Team's designated pickup table.

8th Grade Teams (HYBRID STUDENTS ONLY)

Your book bags will be in your ELA teacher's classroom. They will be labeled with your name and stapled shut.


100% REMOTE Students:

Please call Mrs. Armitage at the front desk to let her know you are on your way to pick up your books. She will place it outside of the front of the school. Please practice social distancing when you exit your car to ensure the safety of Mrs. Armitage and others.




RETURN PROCEDURES

ANY STUDENT can return their library books in the outside Book Drop.

HYBRID STUDENTS can also return their books inside the building in their designated Team tote box.