Welcome to Carl Sandburg Library

Library Curbside Checkout

Check out is now available curbside during remote learning! This is an optional way for our students to have books at home while we are learning remotely. If you are interested in checking out library books, please use the provided PowerPoint and/or tutorial video to see how this process will work on the Destiny website. Contact Mrs. Hawk with any questions at hawkl@charleston.k12.il.us or by calling 639-4012.

Remote Learning Lessons

During Remote Learning, we will be having live library lessons weekly according to the schedule on the left side of this page. If your child is able to attend the live lessons with the class they will not have lessons to complete in Empower. Lessons will still show up in Empower, but they will be graded as complete based on live attendance. If your child is not able to attend the live lessons with the class, please have them complete the Empower lessons (read aloud and activity) weekly to receive attendance credit for the week.

Aug 31 - Sep 11: Monarch Book: King & Kayla (2 Lessons)
Sep 14 - Sep 18: What is a Library?
Sep 21 - Sep 25: Book Care
Sep 28 - Oct 2: Internet Safety #1
Oct 5 - Oct 9: Just Right Books (3rd) & IPICK (1st & 2nd)
Oct 12 - Oct 23: 2021 Monarch Book Nominees (2 lessons)
Oct 26 - Oct 30: Internet Safety #2
Nov 4 (Wed) - Nov 10 (Tue): How to use Destiny
Nov 11 - Nov17: Assessments
Nov 18 - Nov 24: Library Neighborhoods
Nov 30 (Mon) - Dec 4 (Fri): Keyword Search (3rd) & Parts of a Book (1st & 2nd)
Dec 7 - Dec 11: Destiny Hunt (3rd) & Call Numbers (1st & 2nd)
Dec 14 - Dec 18: Destiny Hunt (3rd) & Alphabetical Order (1st & 2nd)

Internet Safety Information

We will be beginning our monthly Internet Safety lessons the week of September 28, 2020. Check back here for monthly resources relating to our lesson topics.

Common Sense Media  Family Engagement Resources
Common Sense Media  K-5 Family Tips

Lesson #1: Week of September 28, 2020
LESSON #2: WEEK OF October 26, 2020
  • First Grade: How Technology Makes You Feel (Family Activity is the same as Week #1)
  • Second Grade: Device-Free Moments (Family Activity is the same as Week #1)
  • Third Grade: Password Power-Up Family Activity

Checkout Guidelines

Checkout: Students will be able to checkout 2 books weekly during library class. Students will not be allowed to checkout new books if previously checked out books are not returned. 

Overdue Fines: Carl Sandburg library does not charge fines for overdue books.

Lost Books: If a book is lost, a replacement fine will be added to your student's account and your student will not be allowed to checkout until the fine is paid. If the lost book is returned in good condition within one year after the replacement fine is paid, we will refund the fine to you. 

Damaged Books: If a book is returned with damage that cannot be repaired, a replacement fine will be charged and your student will not be able to check out until the fine is paid.