James Lane Allen Elementary Library

Welcome to the JLA Library Media Center
  • Library schedule

    JLA students visit the library on a five-day rotation schedule with their homeroom classes. On each day of the rotation schedule, a block of time is open to allow teachers to schedule an additional 60-minute session as needed. With Covid-19 restrictions, Mrs. Barnes will visit each class for fifty minutes on a five-day rotation schedule. 

    Student checkout

    Children check out books when their classes visit the library. In addition, students who need to exchange library books sooner may visit the library anytime the classroom teacher allows. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, students may check out library books by placing them on hold or choosing from books on a cart that Mrs. Barnes will bring to your class on your library day. If a student finishes reading his or her book before the next library class, he or she may contact Mrs. Barnes through Class Dojo or email, laura.barnes@fayette.kyschools for a new book. Students will find multiple ebook resources by selecting the Students Resources tab on this page.


    Lost or damaged library books must be paid for so that new copies may be purchased for the enjoyment of other students. Please return any books from the 2019-2020 school year at your earliest convenience.  However, fees for library books missing from March of 2020 will be deleted. 

  • Contact

    Laura A. Barnes
    Media Specialist 

    (859) 381-3456


    Monday - Friday 

    7:05 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.