John Sinnott Elementary School


Library Hours

Sinnott Elementary School provides library services for grade K-6 classrooms and other types of programs where classes may attend once to twice per week. Students may check out 3 books per week and renew any book the following week.


Ms. Taft, Sinnott Staff and students keep the library organized. Our library is organized in the following ways:  

1) Fiction books are organized by author’s last name in either the primary book shelves or intermediate book shelves

2) Nonfiction books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.


Our library would not be organized without the library staff, students, and volunteers who contribute their time to make our library great!


Library Rules

Students visiting our library are expected to follow these rules:

1) Keep our library clean

2) Use a quiet voice

3) If you don’t know where a book goes, put it on the

“Ready to Shelve” bookcase

4) Let an adult check books in and out

5) Push in the chairs when you leave

6) Leave the library as clean as it was when you arrived


Library Collection

Each student is given a library bar code number where students in grades K-6 may check out three books during each library class circulation period. Additional books for individual or group classroom projects and assignments may be checked out by a student with approval from their teacher. All library books are due on the next library day. The student may choose to renew a book at this time, or make new selections. If a student forgets one of the two books checked out the week prior, he or she may take out one new book. If both books are not returned, no new books can be checked out until the books are returned. If a student has one or more books that is one month or more overdue, no books can be checked out until the books are returned or paid for if lost.


Lost or Damaged Books

If a student loses or damages a book beyond repair, the student must compensate the Milpitas Unified School District for the lost or damaged property. The student should bring a personal check or money order made payable to Sinnott Elementary School and give it to their teacher so it can be cleared with the office.

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