Lending Policy

  • 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 may check out one book at a time. First through Fourth graders may have up to 2 books/magazines 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. The library is open every morning at the beginning of school for exchange of materials and also during open periods during the day. This includes the exchange of an overdue book as well as the return of books finished before the scheduled library time.

    Overdue notices will be sent out once the book is 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.