Welcome to the Knapp Media Center!
Meet Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Jane Malott
Knapp Library Book Check Out Procedures
Most materials from the library collection check out for one week and may be renewed for one week. Students are allowed to check out from 1-4 items depending on their grade level. Students, with their teacher’s permission, may return during the week to check out new materials. Students who have an overdue book are not allowed to check out new materials until the book is returned or paid for by the family. If a family would like to pay for a book in installments or would like to make other arrangements, please call Mrs. Diane Newman, at 873-2090, ext. 6408.
Knapp has two book fairs yearly. Family Nights sponsored by the PTO include Bingo Night and Family Reading Night. Book Fair profits are used to support library programs and additional library books.
Renaissance Place / Accelerated Reader (AR)
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading incentive program. Students read a book, labeled with a yellow AR sticker at the school library, and may take a computer quiz on that book title. The students may only take the quizzes at school.
Young Hoosier Book Award Program
The Young Hoosier Book Award Program is a state-wide reading program promoted in all elementary and middle schools in the school system.. The purpose of the program is to encourage recreational reading among children in grades K-8. Sponsored by the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE), the program is a cooperative effort between administrators, school media staff, teachers, public libraries and the community. Students vote for their favorite book from the twenty chosen for their grade level.
Knapp participates in the Picture Book program in grades K-3 and the Intermediate program for grades 4-5. In the K-3 program all students participate by listening to the stories read aloud. Students in grades 4-5 read the books independently or have the books read to them. Children in 4th-5th grades earn various incentives for participating. Students who have read all 20 Hoosier Books receive a T-Shirt and have their picture displayed on the Knapp Library Hoosier Wall of Fame. Check out the Hoosier Book site to learn more about the program.