Welcome to the Mount View Library Website!
I hope the information here is useful to everyone. This is a work in progress, so if there is anything you would like to see on the website that's not here, please email me and let me know.
Who We Are
My name is Trina Samson, and I've been the librarian at Mount View since 1992. I feel fortunate to have been in this community so long that I have taught children of former students.
The library technician is Jackie Bergstrom, and she has been in the library since 2006, and at Mount View since 1992.
K-1 checks out 1 book each for 1 week
2-3 checks out 2 books each for 2 weeks
4-5-6 checks out 3 books each for 2 weeks
First through sixth grade students are able to check out starting the 1st week of school. Students in Kindergarten start checking out in October, after learning about book care.
If any student has an overdue book they are not allowed to check out more until they bring the book back, pay for it, or provide a suitable replacement*.
Report cards are held at the end of the year for books that have not been returned (or paid for) by the last day of school. Books not turned in at the end of one school year are carried over to the next school year. 6th graders not returning books at the end of the year will not be able to check out at Cascade.
*A suitable replacement means three things:
- It needs to be in good condition.
- It needs to be appropriate for a children's library.
- It needs to come close to covering the replacement cost of the book that was lost.
In some cases, students who continually lose books will have a restricted checkout. This is handled on a per-student basis and is discussed with the student. Sometimes it means the student needs to only check out paperback books, sometimes they need to keep their books at school. Our goal is to let everyone check out every week and to keep kids reading. We will work with students and their families to make sure they can do just that. If you don't want your student to check out, you can let us know, but it's better to talk to your child about it. We have over 700 students come to the library each week and we can't always remember who can and can't check out.