Library

About Our School Library

The Sylvan Park library provides wide variety of independent reading material to our students. Our collection aims to be diverse, high-interest and high-quality, sparking a lifelong love of books and reading in our students.

Librarian

Laura Calverley, Librarian
615-298-8423 X810310
  

Circulation Policies

Students can check out books for up to two weeks at a time. Books can be renewed. 

Faculty and staff may borrow books as needed.

Students and faculty may also check out and return books through school delivery from the Nashville Public Library's Limitless Libraries program.

Overdues and Lost Items

  • Overdue slips will be sent home with students every 1-2 weeks. Please return overdue books promptly.
  • If a book is thought to be lost, the librarian will contact the parent to discuss sending in money to cover the replacement cost of the lost book.

Schedule

  • The Sylvan Park Library operates on a flexible schedule, which is considered a best practice by the AASL (American Association of School Librarians).
  • Students are encouraged to come in during Open Checkout times if they have permission from their teacher to check out materials. Additionally, teachers are able to schedule classes in the library, or have the librarian come to their room, according to the learning needs of the classroom.
  • Currently, the schedule, though still flexible, has adapted to work within current social distancing guidelines.  
  • Teachers & Staff are encouraged to use the library whenever is convenient for them. They have 24/7 access to the online catalog and can request books through it.

Limitless Libraries

  • MNPS has a partnership with Nashville Public Libraries called Limitless Libraries which allows students and teachers can check out NPL materials, request school delivery of materials, and access online databases.
  • All Limitless Libraries materials will be delivered to and returned to Sylvan Park Library. Sylvan Park is an enthusiastic partner of Limitless Libraries!