Book-borrowing is an essential part of developing enthusiastic readers, and we try to make this as positive an experience as possible. Books are checked out for one week, but may be renewed as long as no other child is waiting for them. Kindergartners and first graders may have up to 2 books checked out at one time. Second graders may have up to 3 books checked out at a time. Exceptions are made when a classroom research project requires additional books.
If a child has checked out the maximum number of books and does not return them on library day, no more books can be checked out until they are returned. However, with the classroom teacher's permission, books may be exchanged on any day during the week. A child need not wait until the next class visit.
Overdue book notices are sent home when a book is two or more weeks overdue. These are reminders to get books back as soon as possible so other children and teachers can enjoy them. We do not charge fines.
If you know a book has been lost or damaged, let us know so we can tell you the cost of replacing it.
If you think a book has been returned or your child is sure the book was never borrowed, return the overdue slip to us with a note saying so. We will try to clear up the problem.
At the end of the year, a bill will be sent home for any overdue books that are still outstanding.