Got questions? Hopefully you will find the answers here!

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How do I contact the library?

By phone at 469-219-2130 ext 23241

By mail at 1075 Escalente Trail, Prosper, TX 75078
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When can I visit the library?

The library is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 2:45 pm.

Our library operates on a flexible schedule which means--no more waiting until library day--students can come to the library whenever they want or need! Teachers can schedule lessons on information literacy skills that go with what is being taught in the classroom. Small groups, individuals and classes can all visit the library at the same time, any time, for reading or research.
Teachers should consult the library calendar (through their email) to view events and times to visit the library with their class.
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How many books can I check out?

Kindergartners = one book for 2 weeks

1st - 2nd graders = two books for 2 weeks

3rd - 5th graders = three books for 2 weeks 

Parents = 5 items for 2 weeks

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When are books due?

All books are due when you have read them through! Some students choose long books that take a couple of weeks to read, other students like shorter books that may only take a day or two to read. Please return books as soon as you are finished, since others may be waiting to read them.

The computer marks all items overdue that are kept out for more than two weeks. If you would like to keep any items longer than two weeks please come to the library to renew them. The library does not charge fines for overdue items.

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What happens if an item from the library is lost or damaged?

Lost (books overdue by a month or more) or damaged books must be paid for in order to clear student records. Students will be asked to submit payment for lost or damaged items depending on the repair or replacement cost. The library accepts cash or checks (made payable to Cockrell Elementary) or you may choose to buy a hard-back replacement copy from a bookstore and bring to to the library. 

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What reading programs does the library sponsor?

Special reading encouragement programs are offered throughout the year for all students: Bluebonnet & 2x2 Reading Programs, 5th grade book clubs, research opportunities, Rave Reviews, Preschool Story Time, and more! The library also runs two Scholastic Book Fairs in the fall and spring.

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What do students learn in the library?

Research shows that children learn best when they can access information at the point-of-need. Our library program is an extension of the classroom and information skills are taught within the context of the classroom curriculum. All students in kindergarten through 5th grade participate in research units planned cooperatively with teachers and the librarian to learn library skills as they are learn curriculum-related information. This integration strengthens the teaching and learning process allowing students to develop the skills necessary to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas.

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How can parents get involved?

The library is always looking for volunteers! Contact Mrs. Mattei if you would like to help on a regular basis with shelving, book repair, or creating displays. Look for opportunities to help with special events, such as Book Fair, through our PTO.

Parents can check out books, too! We have a wide selection of great books to choose from to share with your student. Also, Cockrell parents who have other kids in preschool can enjoy a story time each Wednesday from 10:00-10:30 in the library. Please click here or contact Mrs. Mattei for further details.
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