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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


35 Barksdale Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-233-4421
Fax: 860-232-4732

Jennifer Derick, Principal 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:35-3:20

Wednesday:  8:35-2:00

Students can come to the Library during their regularly scheduled time.  With their teacher's permission, students can come to the library during the school day to return and/or renew their books.



Telephone:  860-233-4421, Ext. 3230

Fax:  860-232-4732

e-mail:  Lori_Andrada@whps.org


Mrs. Lori Andrada, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Tracey George, Library Assistant (part-time)

Checkout Policies

Who is able to check out materials from the Norfeldt Library Media Center?

Students, staff and parents are all able to check out materials.

Students may check out materials according to the following guidelines.  

K - 1st Grade:  Two items may be checked out.

2nd – 5th Grade:  Three items may be checked out.  

All Students:  Additional items may be checked out for class projects as needed.


How many total items can a student have?

K - 1st Grade Students:  2

2nd Grade: 3

3rd - 5th Grade: 5

How long do materials circulate?

K-2 students check out books for one week.

3-5 students check out books for two weeks.

Parents check out books for two weeks.

Can I renew my books?

Students are encouraged to bring their books to the library every week.  If a book is not on hold for another patron, students may renew their books two times.

Do you charge fines for late, lost or damaged books?

There are no fines charged for materials returned late, however it is expected that materials are returned or renewed by their due date.

Students may not check out additional materials if they currently have overdue materials out.

Students are responsible for payment for lost or damaged books.

What happens if I forget my library books?

If students forget to bring their library books, they may choose a book for the save shelf.  They can check these books out if they return/renew their books within two days. 

How do you help students select books and respect their freedom to read?

All students are taught how to select a "just right" book at the beginning of the school year.  This lesson is reinforced throughout the year as they are assisted in finding at least one book to check out that is an appropriate book for them to read independently.  Students may also check out other books that are interesting to them.

Upcoming Events

  • August 2018
    • TueAug28 Sneak Peek, Grades 1-5 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
    • TueAug28 Kindergarten Sneak Peek, 20 minute intervals 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
    • TueAug28 PTO Kindergarten Popsicle Social 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
    • WedAug29 First Day of School 2018-2019 Year
    • WedAug29 Kindergarten Parent Coffee 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
    • WedAug29 Flag Ceremony 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
  • September 2018
    • MonSep03 Labor Day, School Closed
    • WedSep05 Grade 5 Choir 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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