Grand opening of the Annex Library; Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

PS/IS30 has two very active libraries. Our Main Library, in the new building and another, smaller library, in the annex. Both are relatively new and therefore welcome donations of books in good condition that are relevant to our student population.

For more info contact our librarian, Alla Umanskaya AUmanskaya[at]


Library Cards for Kindergartners

We are asking you to fill the application for your child’s public library card out and return the application to the teacher. If your child already has the library card, we recommend you to use the one he/she will get from our school as we have special agreement with public libraries and your child won’t get a late fee with this library card. You can download the application form in EnglishArabicChinese, or Spanish.


Library Procedures

3rd and 4th grade students may borrow books during scheduled Library Time once every two weeks.

6th -8th grade students may borrow books during Open Access, which is scheduled during their lunchtime on a daily basis.

The following Library Rules should be discussed with your child:

  • Books may be borrowed for TWO weeks.
  • If your child needs the book for a longer period of time, he/she should renew it either on a computer using online catalog or visiting the library. Your child received instruction on how to use online catalog at during the library orientation.
  • Please make sure your child keeps all library books in a safe and clean place. In case of rainy weather, help your child place their books in a plastic bag/Ziploc bag before carrying them in their book bag.
  • If the book is lost or damaged, it must be paid for.
  • If the book is overdue and not renewed on time, it will limit your child’s privilege to borrow more than one book. Gradually, we will allow your child to borrow up to three books if he/she demonstrates the quality of a responsible library user.

Library Letter to Parents 2017-2018 (1)

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