So far students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are permitted to check out books from the PK library. The limit is two books at a time, and the loan period is three weeks.
To check out a book, a student needs to log in to the PK library catalog. The easiest way to get to the catalog is from this website, under the Resources tab, it is the first item on the list. From the catalog home page, choose Pennekamp. Then go to “Log In” at the upper-right corner.
To log in, enter the student ID number as User Name. The students have been told the Password—I’d rather not put it here on this public website. Please email me or your child’s teacher if you need the password.
Once a student has searched the Catalog and found a book to check out, click on the book’s title. At the right-hand side of the book’s record, click the button Hold It.
I will check out the book once it is put on hold. Please give me a little time to check out requests! The My Info tab of a patron’s record shows whether books are still on Hold or are now listed as Items Out.
Books that are checked out and ready to be picked up will be in the red wagon at the PK office. Please return library books there, too. In compliance with safe handling guidelines, returned books will be quarantined for several days before they are checked in and shelved.
Here at Pennekamp we are reading the nominees for the California Young Reader Medal. Ask your students which books they liked the best! Contest deadlines have been extended again this year, so we won't find out the statewide winners until June. It's always fun to see what wins at Pennekamp and whether our choices match the state winners.