Welcome to the ECA Library Information webpage.

Our Mission

In conjunction with Escuela Campo Alegre’s Mission statement, the Library’s mission is to ensure that students and faculty achieve and excel to their maximum potential by creating a learning community which contributes to students and staff becoming effective users of ideas and information. Our school library empowers students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skilled researchers and ethical users of information. Through collaboration with the ECA community, the Library faculty and staff will help students to become life-long learners, responsible citizens, risk-takers, innovators and problem solvers.




ECA Library Hours


Monday 7:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 7:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 7:30 - 4:30
Thursday 7:30 - 4:30
Friday 7:30 - 4:30

Important: Elementary students must be accompanied by a parent.


Using the Library

The library is a resource for students to use for research, reading, and quiet study. Students may use the library with classes and individually.

Nursery through Grade 3 Students
These students must be accompanied by a parent to come to the library after school.

Grade 4 and Grade 5 Students
These students must bring a parent permission note to the office at the beginning of the day. Students will be issued a pass to do homework in the library. Students should arrive at the library by 3:35 and stay until 4:30.

No elementary students are allowed to use the library on Wednesday afternoons after 2:00 without parental supervision.


Middle School Students may use the library before school, during lunch (with a pass), and after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays-- NOT Wednesdays. High School Students may use the library before school, during lunch, and after school. Parents are welcome to use the library during its open hours. If there is a class in the Elementary Library, parents are asked not to enter until the class is over.


Borrowing


Elementary students have the following borrowing privileges:

- Pre-K: 1 book for 1 week (to be kept in the classroom)
- Kindergarten: 1 book for 1 week
- 1st grade: 1 book for 1 week
- 2nd grade: 2 books for 2 weeks
- 3rd grade: 3 books for 2 weeks
- 4th & 5th grade: 5 books for 2 weeks

Middle & high school students may sign out a maximum of 10 library materials. Books may be signed out for 3 weeks. Back issues of magazines may be borrowed for 1 week.

Parents may register at the library to borrow a maximum of 10 items. Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks and back issues of magazines for 1 week.
Borrower responsibilities: No fines are charged for overdue materials. However, no additional materials may be borrowed until overdue materials have been returned. Report cards are withheld from students with outstanding library obligations. Replacement charges are assessed for lost or damaged library materials.


Library Resources


The library has the following collections:

- circulating books, both print, ebooks and audiobooks
- Online research databases:
Please see the Elementary Library page and/or the Virtual Library on the MS/HS Library page for the current subscriptions.
- magazine/periodical subscriptions
- AV materials
- graphics (print sets, maps, posters, and vertical file materials)
- World Wide Web access

Library Staff


Mary Pierce
Director & Middle/High School Librarian
Kris Feller
Elementary Librarian
Emira Vasquez
Library Assistant
Mimi Fernandez
Elementary Teaching Assistant


Jan Itriago
Library Cataloger
Zareen Bodhanwala
Library Assistant

Volunteers**

Parent and student volunteers are welcome. Parents should contact the PTA to find out about opportunities in
the library with the Friends of the Library. Students interested in volunteering should speak with the library director.