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 When Ms. Lewis is at BMS: 7:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Wednesdays if Ms. Lewis is at BMS: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  (Library is not open before or after school when Ms. Lewis is at Kawameeh Middle School)
Before school: Students may come to the library from the auditorium or the cafeteria with a pass
  • Students who come to the library before school are expected to remain in the library until they are dismissed to their lockers at about 7:55.
  • Students must leave the library by 8:00 a.m.; no passes will be provided for lateness to class/homeroom.
During the school day: Students may come from class with a pass from their teacher
Lunch: Students may not come to the library during their lunch period unless arranged with Ms. Lewis in advance
After school: Students may come to the library after they have been to their lockers and to the auditorium.You will need a pass, which you may get from Ms. Lewis, Mrs. Schimmenti, or one of your teachers.
  • Students who come to the library after school are expected to remain in the library until they are ready to leave the building.
  • Students who arrive at the library after 2:50 will be asked for a pass (from the teacher they left immediately prior to coming to the library).
Expected Behavior

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The library is a shared space. Students, teachers, and other members of the school community all work in the library and use the resources we provide. Please keep this in mind. Treat all others in the library with respect and consideration for their needs as well as your own.
Do not bring food, drinks, or gum into the library.
Work quietly.
Handle books, magazines, furniture, and equipment carefully.
Follow all school rules.
When you come with a class for research or other lessons, these additional rules apply:
Listen attentively.
Raise your hand before asking or answering a question.
Ask questions when you don't understand.
Students may come to the library to work on assignments independently or in quiet groups, to get research help or reading advice from Ms. Lewis, to borrow and return books, to read, or to participate in library programs and activities. Any student who does not demonstrate appropriate library behavior after a warning may be asked to leave.
Privileges and Responsibilities

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No library materials should leave the library without being signed out!
  • Books other than reference books
  • Magazines
  • Books from other libraries in the school district
  • Up to three (3) items at one time
How long
  • Magazines - One (1) week
  • Books - Two (2) weeks Two renewals allowed (if no one else is waiting for the book). You must bring books or magazines to the library to renew them.
How to sign out a book
  • Use your student ID (know your number)
  • Fines are charged for damaged or lost books (book price) or overdue books (5 cents/school day)
  • You will not be permitted to sign out any items if you have anything overdue or unpaid fines
  • You may not sign out materials for other students
Use of Technology:
  • You  may use computers for appropriate school-related work, not for games.
  • Printing is by permission - ask before you print (there is no color printer)
  • One copy of assignments to be handed in to your teachers may be printed for free
  • Printing for personal purposes and printing of long articles and web sites is 10 cents per page