Ridgeview Library Q&A and Volunteer Request

RES Library Q & A




RES have a librarian?

No, the district does not provide a librarian for our elementary school.  The library is coordinated by two members of the PTO and staffed by volunteers who have completed the district’s background check procedures.

What do volunteers do in the library?

Volunteers help students choose books, check them out, and return safely to their classroom.  We also have many behind the scenes jobs such as re-shelving books, helping with inventory, and preparing new books to go on the shelves.

Who are the volunteers?

The volunteers are parents, grandparents, and caregivers of Ridgeview students who have completed the district’s background check procedures.

How do I volunteer?

If you are interested in being a volunteer please send an email to reslibrary@dunlapcusd.net or visit the PTO Facebook page.

Do library volunteers need background checks?

Yes, all volunteers in the library need to have a background check.  More information can be found on the Dunlap district web page.

When is the library open?

The Ridgeview library is open for student use on Thursdays and Fridays.  The library space also serves as the RES technology and media classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  But, don’t worry all the classes have a chance to visit the library on Thursdays and Fridays.

How long are the volunteer shifts?

Volunteers can serve just when their child’s class is visiting the library or as long as the entire day.  You decide how long you would like to spend in the library and sign up for your shifts on a monthly basis.

Are volunteers given any kind of training?

Yes, we give training to volunteers.  It takes approximately 30 minutes.

Who provides funding for the Ridgeview library?

The library is funded in part by the district and in part by the Ridgeview PTO.

Can I donate books to the library?

Yes!  We are always happy to have donations.  RES library has a Wish List of books we would like to acquire and we would also be happy to share that list.

What are the check-out policies at Ridgeview Library?

Students are welcome to check-out one book a week when their class visits the library.  The book is due to be returned the following week.  If students would like to renew their book they may do that for up to two additional weeks.

Are there late fees or lost book fees?

There are no late fees if books are returned late.  However, there are lost book fees.  If a book is lost we ask the student to pay the purchase price of the book so a replacement copy may be bought.  If your child has a late book that we suspect might be lost we will send home a note that includes the replacement cost for the book.

Thank you for considering donating your time as a volunteer in the RES Library.  Please contact Christin Gustafson or Angela Chihoski at reslibrary@dunlapcusd.net or visit the Ridgeview PTO Facebook page.