Library Policies and Procedures

Loan periods

  • For kindergarten through 4th grade, students borrow materials for one week. For 5th grade and      up, materials are loaned for two weeks.

Number of materials loaned

  • Kindergarteners start the year by reading books for the duration of the library class period. As they become accustomed to the routine, usually around the beginning of October, they begin to borrow one book per week. Generally after the holidays, they may borrow two books per week.
  • All other grades may borrow two items at a time, with no more than three titles out at one time. The only exception is if students are engaged in a project and require further materials to complete their assignment.

Overdue books

  • There is no fee for overdue books. Overdue notices are sent out monthly.
  • Books that are more than a month overdue will include a replacement cost. Parents are      welcome to purchase the same item in the same shape if they can find the title for less.

Birthday books

  • All children on the day they celebrate their birthdays at school are encouraged to visit the library (and share a goodie!) to pick out a free book! There are appropriate titles for younger and older readers, so remind your children!
  • Any parent who would like to donate a book in honor of their child can ask a librarian for titles from our wish list. The title will include a personalized name plate to commemorate the occasion.

Donations

  • The library staff accepts donations of books in new or like new condition.
  • Donors should  be aware that books that do not meet our needs will be used as birthday      books, offered to classroom teachers, or donated to the public library.

Material challenges

  • Parents who would like to challenge the availability of an item in our library must complete the Book Challenge Worksheet.
  • The item will be reviewed by the librarians and a meeting will take place to discuss the      complaint with the parent involved, the librarians, and the school principal.