Orchard encourages students to become lifelong learners who are active and independent readers, writers, and thinkers. Literacy skills are essential for success in today's complex and technological world. The crucial factor that promotes or hinders success in today's society is the ability to access, understand, and use different types of information. Learning how to learn is one of the most important tools we can give our students. One of the ways Orchard provides students with access to literature is through the library, also known as the media center. All Orchard students have the opportunity to check out various types of literature on a weekly basis.
Books are checked-out for a one week period, which can be extended once. Upon return, a student may check out another book. Students will not be able to check-out additional books if they have unreturned books.
If a student does not return a borrowed book on time, a notice will be given to the student as a reminder. If the borrowed book is still not returned after reminders have been given, the student will be billed for the missing book. Once the book is paid for, the student will be able to borrow books again. Students will also be billed for damaged books.
The California Young Reader Medal program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
For more information on Orchard’s Library Services, please contact Chris Anderson, Media Instructional Technician at this email: canderson at orchardsd dot org.