The Pierrepont School Library is the heart of Pierrepont School. Our collection consists of approximately 13,000 books, including special collections focusing on character education and professional development. In addition, there are over 1,400 audio/visual aids for instructional use by our teaching staff. The library annex houses 14 computers and a permanent Smart Board.
The library program consists of weekly scheduled classes for students in grades four through six. Students in these grades receive a library grade at the end of the second and fourth marking periods.
In these grades library skills are reinforced, along with more in depth author studies. Also at this level, research assignments are completed with an emphasis on curriculum connections. These connections are made throughout the year by the media specialist working collaboratively with the classroom and subject area teachers.
Seventh grade classes are divided into three rotations. The first rotation takes place from September through December. Students receive their grade at the end of the second marking period. The second rotation takes place from December through March with students receiving their grade at the end of the third marking period. The third rotation takes place from March through June with students receiving their grade at the end of the fourth marking period. The seventh grade library curriculum focuses on research, web site evaluation, and internet safety.
The library sponsors several programs during the school year. Among them are Teen Read Week, the Books & Beyond reading incentive program, Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, the PTA Book Fair and an annual author visit.
Hours of Operation
The Pierrepont School Library is open all week to students from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The library is open for students during their lunch to study, complete homework, or take out/return books
Books can be returned every day after school, at lunchtime, and during library classes. Children may check out books and magazines for a 2 week period with 2 renewals allowed. We do not charge fines for overdue books. However, fines are charged for lost or damaged books. Our first overdue notice is sent home after 30 days, with a second notice following at 60 days. After 60 days a third notice is issued, along with the replacement cost. Report cards will not be issued at the end of the year to students who have overdue books or unpaid assessments.
It is strongly encouraged that all students acquire a Rutherford Public Library card in order to access and utilize the public library catalog – B.C.C.L.S.