Holt Elementary School Library


    Welcome to the Holt Elementary School Library Media Center!

    "Readers Are Leaders"

    Library Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 - 3:15


    •  Automated catalog and circulation system                        
    •  Class and individual instruction
    •  Internet access
    •  Research assistance
    •  Group or individual research
    •  Computers for word processing
    •  Kindergarten and first grade literacy activities
    •  Purchasing and processing of new materials


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    •  Who may borrow materials?
      • All Holt Elementary students and staff may borrow
    • How long may materials be kept?
      • Books may be checked out for one week
      • No books are checked out to students who have overdue books
    • May books be renewed?
      • Yes
    •  How many books may be checked out at one time?
      • Kindergarten, and 1st   -  one book
      • 2nd - two books
      • 3rd, 4th, 5th may check out three books
    • How much does the library charge for lost books?
      • $20.00 hardback and $7.50 paperback

    Mission Statement

    The library supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication "Alabama's Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner" as well as "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs," published by the American Association of School Librarians and the America Library Association.  In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of the American Association of School Librarians.

    The Library Media Center uses Destiny, a Follett software product, as its automated management system. Destiny provides TitlePeekTM, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line, and One-SearchTM, which lets students get information from the school library and the internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath ExpressTM, which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate websites.  Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via internet access.