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to the Prairie Wind Elementary Library Media web site.     

Omaha Public Schools Library/Media Centers Mission Statement:

The Omaha Public Schools Library Media Centers enable students to be critical thinkers and effective users and producers of information through rigorous and relevant learning experiences that develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

See the menu box to the left for some exciting programs that are happening in our library throughout the school year.


Author Visits

During the school year we invite a children's author or two to visit our school.  In October of 2011, our visiting author will be Susan Stevens Crummel.  You can visit her website and see her books here. 


Scholastic Book Fair

Prairie Wind holds 2 - 3 book fairs each year. The money raised is used to purchase new library books and equipment.


Library Policy

****All materials must be checked out before being removed from the library****
The Prairie Wind Library opens its doors in the mornings to students at 8:40 A.M. The library stays open after school from 3:55 P.M. until the librarian leaves, usually between 4:00 and 4:30 P.M. Students are invited to the library before and after school to:

•  Return old books and check out new ones
•  Read
•  Research
•  Work on assignments If your child plans to come to the library after school, permission must be given by a parent/guardian. This should be arranged before coming to school. 


Library Classes:

Thanks to our new block scheduling, students receive 40 minutes of library instruction (combined with book checkout) per week.


Book Selection and Check Out

Students check out books during library classes. Books should be returned on the next checkout day or sooner. There is no fine for overdue book. There is a fine for damaged or lost books and materials. Fines for damaged books will be determined by our ability to mend the book. If the book is not repairable, a replacement fine will be assessed. Lost book fines will be according to the replacement cost. Students are reminded during each library class period to inspect the books for damage and report such damage to the Librarian before leaving the Library. This is to eliminate responsibility for a damage book that was not the fault of the student.







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Library Wish List

The Library could use the following items at this time:

1.  Clorox and Windex wipes

2.  Hand Sanitizer


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