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Materials Selection Policy

Laverne Elementary School Library Selection Policy

The mission of the Selection Policy is to:

  • Support the academic, professional, and personal needs of the Laverne School community
  • Support students at all academic levels and interests
  • Encourage, inspire, and stimulate students’ interests and appreciation for reading and learning


Responsibility for Selection

The selection of Laverne High School Library materials and resources is the responsibility of the librarian and professional staff. Reviews published in professional, literary or general periodicals recognized for their expertise are consulted as the basis of selection. The removal of materials no longer appropriate and the replacement of lost and worn materials still of educational value is part of the selection process. Suggestions for purchasing materials and resources are welcomed and are given consideration within the guidelines of the Library Selection Policy. Gift materials, free and sponsored materials are evaluated by the same selection criteria as purchased materials.


Criteria for Selection

Note: Materials and resources selected for the Laverne Elementary School Library are based on the merit of the work and its relevance to the needs, interests and demands of the curriculum. The Library neither endorses any particular views or beliefs, nor is the selection of materials by the school an endorsement of any particular viewpoint or author. The responsibility for a student’s reading rests with his/her parent or legal guardian.

The following criteria are used as a guide in the selection process:

  • Library materials considered for selection must be age appropriate for an elementary school population.
  • Library materials must support the curriculum, the school mission, and the district standards.
  • Library materials must meet the needs of patrons for pleasure reading and researching topics of personal interest while representing diverse points of view.
  • Library materials should be of high quality with at least two recommendations from literary institutions.