Health Protocol For Classroom Libraries

27 Aug Health Protocol For Classroom Libraries

From an email sent out by Becky Moore on August 25th:

Good morning, and happy 1st day of school!

 As we continue to ensure that we are keeping our students and staff as safe as possible, please note this important information regarding students’ use of classroom libraries. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this, and please let me know if you have any questions.

For the next three weeks, you may use your classroom libraries with the following protocols:

    1. When books return they are to be placed in a bin and left untouched for 72 hours. Kurt Stroh has suggested having 4 bins – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This way when a book is returned you will know when it can be checked out again.

    2. If a student pulls out a book, flips through the pages and then decides not to check it out, that book needs to go into the appropriate bin for 72 hours.

    3. If a student pulls out a book and only looks at the cover, that book can be cleaned with a wipe and put back, or it can be placed in the appropriate bin for 72 hours.

We are waiting for additional direction from the Kent County Health Department re: the handling of books. We plan to provide you with an update by September 14.