Policies and Procedures
Check Out of Library Materials
Who may borrow materials from the library?
- Students, faculty, parents, and Friends of the Library may all check out library materials.
- Pre K through first graders may borrow up to two books at a time; second - fifth graders may borrow up to four books at a time.
- Parents may borrow five books at a time.
- PreK , Kinder and First graders who come before or after school, must be with a parent to checkout books.
- Materials may be checked out during each class' regularly scheduled library time.
- Students may check out books, magazines and kits (a book with a cassette or CD in a bag) from the Fiction, Nonfiction, and Everybody sections of the library.
- Students are encouraged to make selections based on their own interests and curriculum needs.
- Books may be kept for two weeks. If a book is needed for a longer time, the item needs to be brought to the library for renewal. If books are kept beyond the due date, an overdue notice will be sent.
Overdue items must be returned before other items may be checked out.
- If you have questions about an overdue notice, pleae contact the librarian. Occasionally, the book does not cancel correctly on the computer and may actually be on the shelf. Sometimes, parents may send a book back to the school with a child, but it does not make it to the library. Either way, please let us know and we'll do our best to locate it.
- Students are responsible for the materials checked out to them. During library class time, students learn important rules that will help them take care of books.
1. Always handle books with clean hands.
2. Keep books in a safe place at home away from pets and small children.
3. Keep books clean and dry by carrying them in a waterproof backpack or Ziplock bag.
4. Turn the pages carefully from the edges to keep them from tearing.
5. If a book is damaged, return it to the library for mending. NEVER try to mend it at home.
6. Keep liquids and food away from books.
7. Keep pencils, crayons, and markers away from books. Never scribble or write in books.
8. Use a bookmark to mark your stopping point in a book. Do not turn pages down.
9. Leave labels and stickers on the book. This is how books are identified and located in the library.
10. Do not loan out your library materials to others. They may not be as responsible as you.
If the items is lost or damaged, you are still the responsible person.
- Unfortunately, the unexpected sometimes happens. Puppies chew on books, lunches leak in backpacks, and younger sibling use them as coloring books. If a book is damaged beyond repair, students will be billed for the replacement cost.
- Make every attempt to locate lost books. If you are unable to find the item, you will be billed for the replacement cost. If you find your book in good condition, you may return it to the library and request a refund.
When you drop me on the floor
I get stepped on - my sides are sore;
Torn-out pages make me groan;
I feel dizzy if I'm thrown;
Every mark and every stain
On my covers gives me pain;
Please don't bend me, if you do
I don't want to talk to you;
But we will both be friends together,
If you protect me from the weather
And keep me clean so that I look
Like a tidy, neat and happy book.
~ Author Unknown ~