Middle School Library


Crane Middle School Library Policies

List of 5 items.

  • Visiting the Library

    The Big Dalton middle school library is open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Located on the 4th floor at Big Dalton, students in grades 5-8 are welcome to use the open library as needed throughout the school day, with teacher permission. The library is also open after school until 6:00 p.m. for 7th /8th graders. There is a sign in binder located at the HS circulation desk. Throughout the year, teachers in various content areas will work collaboratively with the librarians on research projects to teach information literacy skills and literature-based projects, such as book groups, to foster a love of reading. 

    At Dalton East, 4th graders have weekly library classes and a librarian also visits everyday during their lunch/lab time for open checkout. There are also various other touch points throughout the year when the library and teachers work in collaboration on research and literature projects.
  • Young Adult Collection Circulation Policy

  • Student Expectations

    While in the middle school library, all students are expected to:
    • Be productive.
      • Come prepared with classwork, research, reading, or other academic pursuits.
    • Speak quietly.
      • Keep voices quiet and non-distracting.
    • Respect the communal workspace.
      • Push in chairs, throw away trash, etc.
    • Refrain from engaging in non-academic or distracting activities.*/**
      • No video gaming or viewing as per the MS Code of Conduct.

    * MS Students not adhering to MS cell phone, computer, and other electronic devices usage guidelines will be asked to report back to their lab rooms.  Repeated behaviors against the rules will be reported to the HA’s and MS administration.

    ** HS Students must follow the MS guidelines while using the MS Library.  HS Students who do not follow the MS behavior guidelines regarding electronic usage will be asked to leave the MS Library.  Repeated behaviors against MS rules will be reported to the HA’s and HS administration.
  • Circulation

    • Students whose accounts are in good standing may check out up to 10 books with exceptions made at the discretion of the librarians.  Check outs may be restricted if materials are overdue or lost.
    • Check out period is 3 weeks
    • Students may renew one time on their account; subsequent renewals must be made by the librarian
    Students will be required to pay the replacement cost of lost or damaged items.   The replacement cost consists of the purchase price.  Students who do not return library materials may have check out privileges suspended until the fees are paid or item(s) returned.  
    Cross Divisional Use:

    Middle school students in grades 4-6 can check out materials available in the middle school YA collection and the high school library with parental permission.  The request should be made in writing to the librarians.  Upon receipt of the request, librarians will contact parents to have a conversation regarding the level and/or content of the material to ensure understanding of the appropriateness for the student.  
  • After School

    Middle school students in grades 4-6 needing to use the library after school must be accompanied by a parent and a middle school librarian must be present.

    7th and 8th grade students can sign in to use the HS library after school until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4:00 on Friday. 

Contact the Library

(Grades K-3) 53 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
General: (212) 423-5200 | Admissions: (212) 423-5463
General: info@dalton.org | Admissions: fpadmissions@dalton.org

(Gr. 4 Dalton East & PE Center) 200 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
General: (212) 423-5200 | Admissions: (212) 423-5262
General: info@dalton.org | Admissions: admissionsmshs@dalton.org

(Grade 5-12) 108 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
General: (212) 423-5200 | Admissions: (212) 423-5262
General: info@dalton.org | Admissions: admissionsmshs@dalton.org