Cedar Elementary School

Last Updated: 06/21/2016

Library Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 3:50PM

Contact the Library

Cedar Elementary School Library
265 Cedar Street
Hanover, Massachusetts 02339

Library Philosophy
The mission of the Hanover Schools Library program is to bring information literacy and reading competencies to all students with the goal of helping them to become independent, life-long learners who are productive members of an ever-changing global community. To that end, library teachers collaborate with administrators and faculty to plan and implement instructional activities that introduce and reinforce the competencies needed for literature appreciation and for information retrieval and use.
Circulating Materials
  • Students in grades K-2 may check out one item for up to one week.
  • Students in grades 3 and 4 may check out two items for up to two weeks.
  • All faculty may check out items for up to one month.

When a material is needed for a longer period of time, students and faculty may renew the material by returning them to the library and requesting a renewal. If a material is not returned, the patron is responsible to pay the replacement cost of the material.

The staff at Cedar School Library strives to maintain current selections of print materials and up-to-date personal choice reading and curriculum support materials. Collection development is an on-going process at the library media center. Teacher input is highly valued during this process; teachers are asked to present their recommendations for new library materials to the library staff.

Library Membership
The Cedar Elementary School Library Media Center is a member of the American Library Association, the Massachusetts Library Association and the Southeast Massachusetts Regional Library System.
The Caldecott & Newbery Awards
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. To learn more about the Caldecott Award and discover more about recent winners, check out Caldecott Connections.

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. To learn more about the Newbery Award and discover more about recent winners, check out Infozone

Bibliography Forms

working on your reports, use these forms to help you keep track of the resources you have used.

Internet Reference Tools
Volunteer At Our Library
The Cedar Library welcomes any and all volunteers to help with library tasks, displays/projects, book processing, and more! Volunteer time commitments and schedules are flexible to make this a rewarding experience for volunteers, as well as the students at Cedar.