Library Borrowing Hours Summer 2018

The days are flying and the end of the school year is drawing near! Below is some important Library information for you about the final check-out days, summer borrowing, and summer-reading programs and lists.

End of School Due Dates
Friday, May 18                     Last day to check out books (parents and students)
Friday, May 25                     All student and parent books due back in the Library
Getting Books Back
We thank you for helping the students gather up all of their Library books. 

Overdue notices will be given to the girls weekly in May. Please consider submitting the replacement cost appearing in the notices for any books lost. Bills for material not returned will be sent in early summer.

Summer Borrowing Hours

Monday, June 4                    8:30 am-3:00 pm (Board Meeting)
Tuesday, June 5                    8:30 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 6               8:30 am-3:00 pm (Faculty Meeting)
Thursday, June 7                  8:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday, June 8                       8:30 am-3:00 pm
Monday, June 11                  8:30 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 12                  8:30 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7              8:30 am-10:00 am (Pansy Day)
All books are due on Friday, September 7, the first Friday of the week school begins.
Summer Borrowing Guidelines
Parents may borrow as many summer books as they want!  Come with empty boxes, bags, even suitcases to stock up for summer reading fun! 
Lower School students currently in first, second, and third grades and returning in the fall may borrow up to four summer books during a final class library visit in early June. 
Students currently in fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades and returning in the fall may borrow as many summer books as they want. 
The public library is also an excellent source for summer reading books. We send booklists to local bookstores as well, and those bookstores are listed on the Summer Reading lists.
In order to borrow books for the summer, it is necessary to have a clear record from the school year! Those with lost material are asked to pay a replacement cost which appears on overdue notices. Bills will be sent in the summer for anything still on the record after school ends. For questions, please contact Maria Shuman at
Summer Reading Program
A summer reading program will be available to girls entering second, third, and fourth grades. The theme will be announced toward the end of the year. Materials for the Summer Reading Program will be sent home with the girls in early June. Materials will also be available on the Burke’s website under Academics/Library.
Summer Reading Lists
Summer reading lists will be sent out by email. The summer reading lists will also be available in the Library and on the Burke’s website under Academics/Library. Upper School students have required reading.  
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