• Check Out Policy

    Be responsible, be respectful, and be a reader.

    Library materials are checked out for 1 week for grades K – 1 and 3 weeks for grades 2-6.

     
    * Students in 1st may check out 2 books.
    * Students in 2nd may check out 3 books.
    * Students in 3rd may check out 3-4 books.
    * Students in 4th may check out 3-4 books.
    * Students in 5th and 6th may check 3-4 books.

    Students are responsible for the care and keeping of library books they have checked out.

     Overdue Books and Lost Book Fines

    • Books are considered overdue after 3 weeks.
    • Students will be reminded weekly about books they have checked out.
    • Students with 2 or more overdue books may not check out until overdue books are returned.
    • Parents will be notified via email when books are overdue.
    • If a student cannot locate a book, the parent should contact the library right away.  Once we've heard from a parent, the student can continue checking out books while continuing to look for the overdue book.
    • Report cards are held at the end of the year if there are any oustanding lost book fines.

     Damaged Books and Replacements

    • Students are expected to take care that books are not damaged while in their care.
    • Water damage is the #1 reason for book damage.  Keep water bottles in a different part of your backpack.
    • If a book becomes damaged, bring it to the library immediately.  
    • Families are responsible for the cost of the damaged book.
    • Report cards are held at the end of the year if there are any outstanding damaged book fines.

    How to Pay a Fine

    • Families can pay the cost of the book outright.  Contact Jennifer or Martha for the price.
    • Students can arrange to "work off" the cost of the book by helping in the library.  Parent should let us know the book is lost first.