Teacher Librarian: Shelley Levinson
library staff 
Library Assistant: Caroline Wirth





The information below is pre-COVID.  For current information, please refer to the About Our Library link on your Canvas course page.  Information on this page may be removed in the future depending on circumstances.


Checkout Policy


K - 1st = 2 books

 2nd-5th = 3 books



Because of the block schedule, the day of the week that a student has library may change depending on holidays, weather, etc.  There are due date bookmarks at the checkout desk for students to take as a reminder when their book is due.


At times throughout the year, older students are asked to check out books for graded research.  In this case, students may check out up to three extra books above their grade’s limit.


Overdue Policy


We do not charge fines for overdue books, but we do withhold check out privileges from students who have 30 day+ overdue materials.  Students are allowed to borrow from the Lending Library which is on the honor system.  This instills responsibility in our students and respect for others’ rights to use materials in a timely manner, while providing the student with something to read.  


Overdue notices are sent home on most Fridays.  After 30 days overdue, library staff will talk to the student.  If the book is 60 days overdue, the librarian will try to call home.


If the book is lost or returned damaged, it must be replacedPayment can be made in the form of cash or check made out to Ashland Elementary.  Alternatively, if you would like to replace the book, it must be replaced with with a book with the same ISBN as the one lost.  Please make sure to look everywhere before paying or replacing the book as there are no refunds.


We do not charge for lost magazines.


If a student returns an audiobook with missing components, they will still be allowed to check out books, but not audiobooks until the missing components are returned.


Library Organization


The library is divided into two sections, Fiction and Nonfiction, and subdivided further.



Everybody (picture books)


Early Readers – beginning chapter books

Easy Nonfiction

Green fiction - chapter books on a 3rd + interest level)


Blue fiction - chapter books on 1st-2nd grade interest level

Easy Biography

Young Adult – chapter books on a 6th grade + interest level


Graphic Novels


 Easy Graphic Novels



Ashland students have many Web resources available to them!  Check out some of the following subscriptions that can be used for research and reading online.  The links can be accessed on our library Symbaloo page.


Destiny Library Catalog: Find the resources housed in our library!


BrainPOP BrainPOP Jr

Culture Grams

FactCite Biography for Beginners

Fact Monster

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next