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Content and Permissions

The library classifies fiction based on broad age group recommendations, and we encourage parents to let us know which types of books your child is permitted to check out. We base our age recommendations on sites like commonsensemedia.org or by comparing with similar books. The age recommendations should be considered a rough guideline and subjective.


The classifications are:

  • Picture Books (PB): all picture books
  • E 1-2 / J 3-4 (Early Readers Levels 1-4): ages 5 to 7+
  • Juvenile Fiction (J FIC): ages 8 to 11+
  • Graphic Novels (GN): ages 5 to 11+
  • Teen/Young Adult Fiction (YA FIC): ages 12 to 13+
  • Young Adult Graphic Novels (YA GN): ages 12+
  • Young Adult Fiction Restricted (YA FIC REST): ages 14+
  • Fiction (FIC): classics such as Salinger, Hemingway, Twain, Lee

You can let us know which categories your child should have access to using this form. If you submitted the form last year, we still have it on file. You can re-submit the form if you ever need to change your selections.


Until we receive your form, we will assign these permissions by default:


Grade

Young Adult Fiction or

Graphic Novel

Young Adult Restricted

All Others

T/K - 5th

RESTRICTED

RESTRICTED

Allowed

6th+

Allowed

RESTRICTED

Allowed


Volunteering

The library needs your help! Even if you can only come in one time, or occasionally have a free half-hour during pick-up - we have something for you. Depending on the time you have available, some example library tasks include:

  • Reshelving books
  • Straightening and organizing shelves
  • Checking in returns
  • Checking out books to students
  • Adding new books to the catalog

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact us at library@urbandiscoveryacademy.com. We’ll work with your schedule and train you in whatever areas interest you.


If you’d like to volunteer during your child’s class time, you can view the schedule here. The events in red are times the library is in use, and those in blue are volunteers that are scheduled.