Elementary Library

Cyndi Monroe

Circulation Rules for Walters Elementary Library

1. Who may check out materials?

students-- parents/guardians-- faculty/staff-- community volunteers

2. How can I check out materials?

Come by the library and ask the librarian to set up an account for you. Students are setup and ready for check out, once they sign a library card agreement.

3. How do I check out materials?

Every patron, from pre-kindergartners to adults, is taught to check out their own materials using the library automation system. ALL materials must be checked out before leaving the library . If no one is at the circulation desk, please write you name, the barcode number of the material, and the title on a slip of paper.

4. How long can I have the material?

Students and Parents, for 2 weeks (14 days)---------Teachers, up to a semester (AV and Reference items are due in 2 weeks and equipment depends if it is for classroom use.)

5. How many items can I check out?

PK-1- Teacher's decision (no more than 2)

2- 3rd grade students ----- no more than 3 (0f those 3, only 2 can be chapter books);

4th & 5th grade students---2 books;

parents---- no more than 5;

teachers------ no limits

6. Can I renew or check out materials again for more time?

YES--- especially if you need more time to finish it. This also keeps it from being overdue.

7. Can the computer stop me from checking out?

YES--but only if: you have overdue materials; or you are trying to check out more materials than you are allowed; or you are recheck overdue materials; or you have unpaid bills-----ALL of these only need Mrs. Monroe's permission.

8. What do I need to pay if I damage or lose a book?

You pay what it cost the library to purchase it. Until you get it paid for, you cannot check out any more materials from the library. However, a payment plan (paying a little at a time), can be set up by your parents/guardians with Mrs. Monroe. This will allow you to continue to check out books.

9. Are there any fines or do I have to pay anything when my books is overdue? NO

10. If I find my book, will I get the money I paid back?

Yes, IF the book is returned in good condition. The library would rather have the book, as to have the money. Time preparing the book for the shelf is valuable.

Cyndi Monroe


580-875-3144 Ext. 4005

Save your TABS!


Hello Walters Elementary!

As a community service project, Walters Elementary will be

collecting Pull Tabs to donate to Oklahoma’s Ronald McDonald House. Our county 4H extension agency will be our collectors and distributors of our charities to the Ronald McDonald Charity Foundation. We’re helping keep families together when it matters most, and we’re teaching our students the value of recycling!

Students can bring tabs to school in any nonbreakable container to be sent to the Elementary Library.

Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for the families of critically ill children seeking medical treatment at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Pull tabs are recycled to earn money to help provide all the comforts of "home" to these families.

Please contact our program coordinator or visit rmhoklci.org for more information. Your support of this program and the families of critically ill children is greatly appreciated.

Program Coordinator: Cyndi Monroe

Phone/Email: crmonroe@waltersps.org

SAVE YOUR TABS!! Have everyone you know saving tabs. Is this a contest—NO! However, know that a simple thing as saving tabs can help those (and sometimes us) in need and provide a place to rest their head as their child is in a hospital receiving medical care.

Save 2 gallons of tabs, and your class will receive a—Thanks for your KINDNESS Award, if your class saves 4 gallons they will receive a—Thanks for your CARING Award, and so on in increments of 2’s. Each student will receive a ‘teardrop’ (looks like a waterdrop) for every 2 gallons they bring into the library. Bring your gallons to the library to dump and I will register the gallons for your class. Make sure the student or students bringing in the gallon lets me know before dumping it.

Another FYI—the teardrops/waterdrops given to the students as an award, help provide fresh water to school children in Kenya. A necessary item we take for granted. So, please, do a simple task--- SAVE THOSE TABS!!!

Pull Tab Collection

When Ermal Fraze invented the pull tab way back in 1959, he never dreamed that he would be making such a big difference in the lives of sick children and their families. He just couldn't find a bottle opener! Fifty years later, the little tab you pull to open your soda, soup or any other aluminum can makes a significant impact on Ronald McDonald Houses across America. By collecting the tabs and turning them in to our Ronald McDonald House, you will help care for families who live at our House while their children receive much needed medical care. In 2010, recycled tabs helped raise more than $16,000 to help support our families.

The Ronald McDonald House Pull Tab Collection Program was established in 1987 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House Community. Since that time, Ronald McDonald Houses all around the world have recycled BILLIONS of pull tabs and earned MILLIONS of dollars to help families in need. Thanks in part to all those tabs; families are able to live at our Houses for little or no cost.

This is an easy and fun project for our school, as well as individuals and families. All you need are a few collection containers and a lot of enthusiasm. Save your tabs in any container you can find. Some examples might be cleaned milk jugs, coffee or Pringles cans, Ziploc bags, boxes or plastic containers. Use your artistic talents to decorate your containers any way you like. Make it fun and be sure to place your container in a visible location.

Tabs can be dropped off at our Elementary Library any day between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or you may send them with your child.