The following information can also be found in your Student Handbook:
Since reading is a vital component of your child’s education, we strive to have an outstanding collection of fiction and non-fiction books for our students and teachers. All books and materials are selected with the goal of supporting and enriching the classroom curriculum and fostering the love of reading.
Before any student can check out a book, an agreement with the library must be filled out and signed. In the agreement, parents have the option to opt out of letting their child check out books from the library. If parents want their child(ren) to check out books, they agree to be responsible for lost or damaged books. This means that the parents or guardians agree to pay for the replacement of lost or damaged books.
- The letter and agreement is sent home with all students entering or re-entering our school. They will be sent home the first week of school. When returned, the letters will be kept on file in the library.
- Students will be allowed to check out 2 books at a time. In the event that there is a lost or damaged book on file, the checkout will be suspended until the fine is taken care of. All fines must be paid before the end of the school year. Unpaid fines continue from year to year.
- Loan periods for all students is one week (unless there is a scheduled break in the school calendar) and books should be brought back within that time period. If a student wishes to renew their checkout, they must have the book present with them.
- Checkout is closed for the last 3 weeks of the school year in order to complete inventory.
Care of Books
We suggest that the child have a place in your home to keep the library books so he or she will know where the books can be found. Some tips to ensure there is no damage to the books are:
- Do not eat or drink while looking at the book
- Keep books away from younger children who might tear or write in the book
- Keep books away from pets so that they are not damaged or chewed
- Don’t loan your book to a friend, as the person who checked out the book will be responsible if it should be lost or damaged
- Use bookmarks, this can be a simple strip of paper - DON’T TURN DOWN THE CORNERS!
- Carrying books in a plastic Ziploc bag while in your backpack will help to keep them from getting water damage due to water bottles.
If you have any questions concerning the library policies, please reach out to our librarian.