The Converse Free Library
is the public and school library for the town of Lyme. As the
school library, a full curriculum of library skills and literature
is taught weekly to children in all grades. Additionally the
library is a source for books, audio books, videos, reference
materials and research services.
Curriculum: The librarian
and teachers work together to integrate library skills into
the school curriculum. In the middle school skills are taught
within classes in each of the subjects. (IE: Children come to
the library during science and use a thesaurus to write a weather
forecast, or the librarian uses the computer lab during 8th
Grade Health class to teach the use of EBSCO, an online magazine
database.) A detailed library curriculum is available at the
library and school.
The catalog of the library’s
collection is on-line and may be accessed via the Internet at
the library’s website. The address is: http://www.lymenhlibrary.org.
Children may access the library’s catalog from any classroom
or the computer lab.
Interlibrary Loan: All libraries
today rely on each other for books. No one library can have
everything. The Converse Free Library borrows (and lends) books
on Interlibrary Loan for all its patrons including students.
The library receives two NHSL van deliveries a week, but InterLibrary
Loan materials should be requested well in advance of an assignment
Circulation Policies: Books
and audios are lent for 3 weeks. Magazines are lent for 2 weeks.
All library materials may be returned at anytime to the book
returns in the school lobby or outside the public library, or
during a class visit.
Overdue Policy: Children
are verbally reminded of overdue books weekly and receive written
notices at the end of each quarter. Children may not take more
books if anything on their account is overdue. We encourage
children to talk with their parents about overdue material and
will reinstate privileges if the parent writes or calls the
library to acknowledge the problem. Bills are sent at the end
of the school year if the material is not found.
Librarian: Betsy Eaton
Assistant Librarians: Margaret Caffry and Lois Winkler
General e-mail: email@example.com
Interlibrary Loan E-mail directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public/School Library Hours
Table of Contents
3:00 pm closing)