Slide 1 - A visit to the North Valley Library
We are going to the Rudolfo Anaya Library!
A library is a place with lots of things to read and look at.
We will be there until:
If I have been to a library before, I may have borrowed items that I need to bring back.
If I have items to bring back to the library, I can put these in the book return window.
When I am in the library, I will talk quietly.
I will not bring food or drinks into the library, except my bottle of water.
It is safer to walk when I am in the library. I will always walk in the library. I will not run.
I need a library card if I want to borrow items from the library and take them home.
If I want to get a library card, first I need to fill out an application. Mom or Dad can help.
I will take the application to the Checkout Desk. I will wait my turn if other people are waiting in line.
When I get my library card, I can use it to borrow items from the library.
Books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, music and movies for kids are in the Children’s Room.
Picture books are on the low bookshelves.
Picture books have lots of pictures and short stories.
I can read books at the library or I can borrow them and take them home.
Beginning Reader books are helpful for people who are learning to read.
Some Beginning Reader books have just a few words on each page and others have more words.
I can look at different books to see which ones I would like to read.
There are chapter books with longer stories.
There are stories about many different things.
There are books and comics for teens, too.
There are places I can sit and read in the library.
Other kids might be sitting at the tables and chairs, too.
I can share.
I can go to the bathroom. There are bathrooms in the Children's Room.
The signs tell me which bathroom to use. Boys use one and girls use the other.
If I need a drink of water, I can use the drinking fountain.
There are places I can play quietly in the library
If other kids are playing I can share or take turns.
Sometimes, a librarian will read a story and we will sing and move our bodies.
If I want to listen to the story, I will sit quietly on the story rug. If I am quiet I can hear the story.
If I need to leave before the story is done, I can.
I can use my words or signs to leave an activity if I need a break.
There are places I can go to take a break and have some quiet time.
The Children’s Room has chairs and tables for quiet reading.
If I need help finding something, I can ask a librarian.
Librarians like to help people find things in the library.
When it is time to leave, I will decide if I want to borrow something and take it home with me.
I will take what I want to borrow to the Checkout Desk. I will wait for my turn. I will give the person at the desk my library card.
They will check my items out for me. They will give me a piece of paper to remind me when to bring everything back to the library.
If someone takes something out of the library that is not checked out, there will be an alarm noise to remind them to come back and check it out.
When I finish my visit to the Rudolfo Anaya Library, I will leave the library.
I can come back to the library another day.