The Wellington Library/Media Center is located on the second floor of our new building. The Library is equipped with a collection of more than 13,000 books. All classes visit the Library once a week for 30 minutes.
Students in kindergarten through Grade 3 may borrow 1 book and students in Grade 4 may borrow 2 books during their weekly library visit. All books must be returned or renewed the following week during each class's scheduled library visit. Students who do not return their borrowed book at this time are not permitted to borrow another book until their book is returned. Books can be renewed up to 3 times.
Teachers and school staff can borrow an unlimited number of library materials at any time and keep them as long as they need them.
Students are responsible for returning all of the books that they check out. Regardless of where a student misplaces a book, he/she is responsible for replacing the book or reimbursing the library for the cost of the book. Book value can be found on the overdue notice. All checks should be made payable to "Wellington PTO/Library."
Parent volunteers are essential to the success of Wellington's library program. The program could not exist without the commitment and support of parent volunteers. Parents sign up to volunteer in the Library at the beginning of each school year and must attend a training session before volunteering in the Library. Volunteer sign-ups will be sent out in an email at the start of each school year. For more information, please email: WellingtonLibraryVolunteer@gmail.com.
Volunteers are responsible for the following:
Checking-in books being returned
Checking out books being borrowed
Running and printing overdue notices
Shelving all classroom books returned
Gift Book Program
If you are interested in donating a book to the Wellington Library, are having a birthday party and are interested in requesting that books be donated in a student's name, or would like to donate a book to the Library in recognition of school staff, please view the Library's wish list at Wellington School Library wishlist. If you have any questions or need assistance with the Gift Book Program, please contact us at WellingtonLibraryVolunteer@gmail.com
Belmont Public Schools is engaged in the ongoing study, development, evaluation, and implementation of a range of technology-based educational programs. The Technology Departmenthas developed Benchmark Standards for Students K-12. These standards address the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Technology Plan, the National Educational Technology Standards, the Massachusetts Department of Education Instructional Technology Standards and the Belmont Public Schools Strategic Plan.