Patrons of the library
Students are the primary patrons of the library. The current student body is five hundred and forty nine. All students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, ages five to eleven, check out books weekly. Grades kindergarten through second check out one book a week, and grade three through five check out two books a week. Extra books can be checked out based upon need or project requirements.
Teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff make up the secondary patrons of the library. They range in age from twenty three to sixty five years of age. Their educational background ranges from high school certification to master’s level. All teachers have a small but important set of professional materials available for checkout to use in classroom planning and differentiation. The library is used daily for all grade levels and features in the rotation with the specials team. As one of the newest, and most welcoming libraries in the district, it is used fifty percent of the time for meetings with the local home owners association, clubs, trainings, mentor luncheons, panther pride reward days, virtual fieldtrips and other school events and functions.
The general public uses the library frequently and it is quickly becoming the center for meeting neighbors, faculty and staff. Parents of non school age children are the tertiary patrons of the library and can check out up to seven books for a two week period, using their telephone number as a patron number. Pioneer Crossing also participates in a community outreach that allows students from any of the seven elementary schools to check out books at the school located closest to them. This is beneficial to our bilingual students who might be bused a great distance from their residence, in order to reach their instruction campus.