1. Carry your books to and from school in your backpack in a large waterproof bag,
especially if you carry food or drinks in your backpack. Keep your books out
of puddles. Remember: Don't give your book a bath!
2. Keep books away from food and beverages. Please have snacks before or
after reading your library books and keep them away from areas
where food is served. Remember: Don't feed your book!
3. Keep books away from younger siblings who might scribble in,
or tear books. Books do not make good baby toys!
4. Keep books away from pets. Books are not good pet food.
5. Turn pages carefully from the top right corner, not the bottom.
6. Make sure your hands are clean when reading library books.
7. Protect the spine of the book by always using a bookmark rather
than placing it face down with the pages open.
8. Always use a bookmark instead of turning down pages or using a post it,
which leaves a residue. Do not use objects not meant to be bookmarks,
such as pencils. Anything too thick will break the book's spine.
9. Designate one particular place to store library books
and return books there after each reading.
10. Read it! Have someone read it to you.
11. Return your book on time so others may enjoy it.
Use the Five Finger Test to check and see
if your book is right for you.
*Open the book to the middle. Select a full page of text.
*Read the page (aloud if possible.)
*Put one finger up for every word you can
not pronounce or do not know.
*Then read below:
1. Easy to read. Have fun.
2. Just right. Enjoy!
3. Challenging. But, try it you will like it.
4. Very challenging. Read with a partner.
5. Too hard, save it for later.
Or have someone read it to you.