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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Walker Learning Commons! Our Learning Commons is a place where students, staff, and parents may rearrange the ‘lounge’ to accommodate a reading book club,  meet at the tables for impromptu planning sessions or secure a quiet place to work. Effective learning commons are alive with the voices of students, staff, and parents working together, creating connections, gaining new information, and applying knowledge.

Our Learning Commons Mission:
The mission of the Walker Learning Commons is to ensure that students and staff are effective evaluators, users, and communicators of ideas and information, enabling them to be literate, life-long learners.

Learning Commons website


Learning Commons Staff:
Cindi Bolton – Librarian & Media Resource Specialist
Kelli Wood – Learning Commons Assistant

When can I visit the learning commons?
The learning commons is open Monday-Friday from 7:45am – 3:15pm. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to visit anytime after signing in at the office.
The Walker Learning Commons operates on a flexible schedule which means students can come to the learning commons whenever they want or need (with their teacher’s permission). Teachers may schedule lessons on information literacy skills or content lessons. Small groups are also welcome!
Teachers should consult the library staff or look at the Walker Library Calendar to view events and select times to visit with their class.

How many books can I check out?

Kindergarten students = one book. When you show you can take care of your library book by bringing it back EACH week and learn your ID number you may check out 2 books

1st grade students = one book to start off. When you show you can take care of your library book by bringing it back EACH week and learn your ID number you may check out 2 books.

2nd grade students  = 2 books

3rd grade students   = 3 books

4th grade students   = 3 books

5th grade students   = 3 books

Parents = 5 items for two weeks

Teachers = unlimited number of items for one month

If there is a special assignment in class, students may be allowed to check out extra items.

When are library books due?
Our library system marks all items overdue once they have been checked out for two weeks. When you are done with a book please return the book so others can check it out. Fines are not charged for overdue items, however, students may not be allowed to check out more books until overdue items are turned in.  You are more than welcome to keep a book longer than two weeks, just be sure to renew the book so you won’t have an overdue item on your record.

What happens if an item from the library is lost or damaged?
Lost books and damaged books must be paid for in order to clear student records and allow them to check out another book. We accept cash or checks (made out to Walker Elementary).

What reading programs does the Walker Learning Commons have?
Special reading encouragement programs are offered throughout the year for all students. Visit the Walker Learning Commons website for more information on our Bee Amazing Booklist and the reading challenge happening this year!

I am a parent, how can I help?
We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers may decide to help shelve books, Work during our book fairs, and/or have fun with students during Makerspace! Please contact Ms. Bolton if you are interested in being a volunteer.