Library Media Center

Lora Andrada

Library Media Specialist

The library media center is open during the school day for book selection and for student projects. Our curriculum supports the classroom curriculum and the development of 21st century library media skills. All K-5 classes meet for regularly scheduled literacy and technology classes. Classroom teachers may also sign up for flexible lab and library time.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:35 AM -3:20 PM

Wednesday: 8:35 AM - 2:00 PM

outside the library

The Library Media Services Department has adopted the national mission of the American Association of School Librarians which is “…to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.”

The library media center has a diverse collection that serves over 350 students and staff. The Destiny online library catalog provides home and school access to the digital and print collection. Students also have access to a variety of digital resources both at home and school.

In addition to our media center computer lab, students have access to iPads, Chromebooks and/or laptops for classroom use. An iPad cart in the library is available for use both in and outside of the library. In addition, the library utilizes two Smartboards and a document cameras for multi-media library lessons.

All students are taught how to select a "just right" book at the beginning of the school year. This lesson is reinforced throughout the year as they are assisted in finding at least one book to check out that is an appropriate book for them to read independently. Students may also check out other books that are interesting to them. Students can come to the Library during their regularly scheduled time. With their teacher's permission, students can come to the library during the school day to return and/or renew their books.

Students are encouraged to bring their books to the library every week. If a book is not on hold for another patron, students may renew their books two times. There are no fines charged for materials returned late, however it is expected that materials are returned or renewed by their due date. Students may not check out additional materials if they currently have overdue materials out. Students are responsible for payment for lost or damaged books. If students forget to bring their library books, they may choose a book for the save shelf. They can check these books out if they return/renew their books within two days. 

Checking out books:

Kindergarten - Grade 1:  Two items may be checked out.

Grade 2 – Grade 5:  Three items may be checked out.  

All Students:  Additional items may be checked out for class projects as needed.

Circulation:

Kindergarten - Grade 2 students check out books for one week.

Students in grades 3 - 5 check out books for two weeks.

Parents check out books for two weeks.

Schedule

Monday

Mr. Bassett (Grade 4)
Ms. Bliss (Grade 1)
Mr. Muska (Grade 2)
Mrs. Moses (Grade 3)

Tuesday

Mrs. Lorie Campagna (Grade 2)
Mrs. Kobelski (Grade 1)
Mrs. Marques (Grade 2)
Mrs. Roberts (Grade 1)

Wednesday

Mrs. Larson (Grade 5)
Mrs. Johnson (Grade 1)
Ms. Jastrzebski (Kindergarten)
5th Grade Nutmeg Book Club

Thursday

Ms. Kipphut (Grade 3)
Mrs. Durocher (Kindergarten)
Ms. Ali Campagna (Grade 4)
Reading with PAWS

Friday

Ms. Laucks (Grade 4)
Mrs. Heaton (Grade 5)
Mrs. Greenfield (Grade 2)

Request a book for the Norfeldt Library

If you would like to suggest a book for Mrs. Andrada to buy for the library, please fill out this form:

Request a book for the Norfeldt Library

Keyboarding

Keyboarding without Tears

Other websites to practice your keyboarding skills:

For more information about keyboarding in our curriculum, please visit the district page on keyboarding for elementary students.

Book Donations

Donations of books in good condition are gratefully accepted by the Norfeldt School Library. Here’s the process we follow to determine where your donations go:

  1. Use the West Hartford Public Schools district guidelines to determine if the book is appropriate for our school library and add it to our collection when possible.
  2. Pass the book on to the Book Swap bin, a classroom teacher or the guided reading library.
  3. Give the book to the after school program in our building.
  4. Donate the book to Goodwill.

Thank you for supporting our community of readers!

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