Library Summer Borrowing Hours

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 12: Last day to check out books (parents and students)
Friday, May 19: Student and parent books due
Getting Books Back
We thank you for helping the girls gather up all their Library books. FYI: Overdue notices will be given to the girls weekly in May. Bills for material not returned will be sent in early summer.

Summer Borrowing Hours

Tuesday, May 30: 8:30-5:00
Wednesday, May 31: 8:30-3:00 (Faculty Meeting)
Thursday, June 1: 8:30-5:00
Friday, June 2: 8:30-5:00
Monday, June 5: 8:30-3:00 (Board Meeting)
Tuesday, June 6: 8:30-5:00
Wednesday, June 7: 8:30-10:00 (Pansy Day)
All summer books are due on Friday, September 8.
Summer Borrowing Guidelines
Parents may borrow as many summer books as they want! In addition, Lower School students currently in first, second, and third grades (who are returning in the fall) may borrow up to four summer books during the final class library visit in late May and early June. Students currently in fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades (who are 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. (The school sends booklists to local bookstores as well, and those bookstores are listed on the Summer Reading lists.)
In order to borrow books for the summer, our students must possess a clear record from the school year. Those with lost material are asked to pay a replacement cost which appears on their overdue notices. Bills will be sent in the summer for any items still on the record after school ends. For questions, please contact Maria Shuman, Library and Innovation Support Assistant, at
Summer Reading Program (Second, Third, Fourth Graders)
A summer reading program will be available to our students 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 in early June. Information on the Summer Reading Program will also appear on the Burke’s website under Academics/Library.
Summer Reading Lists (Upper School Students)
Summer reading lists for Upper School will be sent out by email. The summer reading lists will also appear on the Burke’s Library website under Academics/Library.
Lower School News: Suggested summer reading lists for Lower School will be sent out by email. The summer reading lists will also be available on the Burke’s website.
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