What it is: Alice’s Loaners is a lending library which supports engaging, text-rich instruction in IPS classrooms.
Who can request books: IPS teachers, reading coaches, and certified staff at IPS satellite and innovation schools can utilize Alice’s Loaners. Materials are free to borrow.
How to request materials: The online request form must be used. The lending library operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Loan period: 6 weeks
Renewals: One 6-week renewal allowed
Shipping: Books will be shipped to your school’s media center. Keep the shipping container(s). When the books are ready for return, they should be re-packed in the original shipping container(s) and placed in the school media center, in a visible location.
Returns: Use this form to notify Alice’s Loaners that materials are in the media center ready for pick up.
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Teachers are liable for damage repair or lost book replacement.
Alice’s Loaners books are for use as classroom sets only. Books should not go home with students.
A Unique District Lending Library
Alice’s Loaners is the legacy of former IPS librarian Alice Vertner, who founded the lending library over 30 years ago with 25 classroom sets of books. Under the longtime stewardship of IPS catalogers Debbie Galan and Becky Caruthers, the library grew to include nearly 700 class sets of books, over 100 unabridged audiobooks, and over 3,000 instructional DVDs.
Alice’s Loaners is currently operated by the district media specialist, Joe Troyer.
For questions, Mr. Troyer can be reached email@example.com.