Reading is fun!
Checking out books from our school’s library is a privilege and an important part of the learning experience. Books complement classroom instruction and are used for research, and for personal interest. Please make time to read at home with your child.
Students visit the library media center with their class weekly, where they may check out one or two books at a time, depending on their grade. Books are loaned for one week to kindergarteners through third graders. Books are loaned for two weeks to fourth and fifth graders.
If a student is still reading when their book is due, they may renew it by bringing the book to the library to check it out again.
Care of Books
Please help your child select a safe, dry place to keep their library books at home. It’s a good idea to put them in the same place, away from areas where food and drink, pets, and toddlers could cause damage, and where they can be located quickly. Some choose to keep their books in their backpack in a high and secure place.
Classroom overdue lists are printed are distributed to the classroom teacher. At the end of each month, individual overdue notices are sent home with each student. All lost books must be paid before the end of the current school year or report cards will be withheld.
Sometimes accidents happen. If a book is damaged, please be responsible and return what is left to the librarian. She will determine if it needs to be replaced, or if it can be repaired, and assess the appropriate fines.
If a book is missing for a trimester it will be considered a lost book. To clear up a lost book, students must return, replace, or pay for the book. Most paperback books are $5 to $10. Most hardcover books are $15 to $30. If the book cannot be located and payment is a financial hardship arrangements may be made for the student to spend free time working in the library or school.
Consequences for Late Books
When a book is overdue the student’s borrowing privileges are revoked until the overdue book is returned or the issue of a lost/damaged book is resolved.