Frequently Asked Questions
When does my child go to library?
Library is a 'Special' for PK/K classes. They come once a week during their scheduled Library Special.
How long can my child keep his/her book?
Is there a fine for an overdue book?
No. If a book is overdue, regardless of the length of time, there is no fine.
What happens if a book is Lost or Damaged?
For any books that are Lost or Damaged, the following fees apply:
Why is my child restricted from checking out a book?
Unpaid fee(s) for Lost or Damaged book may result in a hold being placed on your child's account, preventing him/her from further check-outs.
Can my child renew a book?
Books may be renewed one time.
What is considered proper care of my library book?
In order to maintain library privilege, there is an expectation that all possible effort be expended to return books in their original check-out condition. Students have been instructed to report any evidence of wear or damage before taking a book out of the library, so that it can be noted.
My child is getting overdue notices for a book s/he says s/he didn't take out
Students are responsible for books listed on their accounts, so they must take care to reset the screen at the check-out station. This means that all students must watch (and read) the screen when checking out, and make sure their name has been cleared before walking away. All students have received instruction on how to perform self check-outs, and receive frequent reminders and oversight.
How many books can my child take out?
The number of books allowed during one check-out period is dependent upon two factors: grade level and classroom teacher determination. See chart.
How do students select books?
The library is organized in sections: easy picture books, picture books, easy chapter books, chapter books, general animals, easy non-fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, new releases, and rotating displays.
PK/K classes are encouraged to select from the easy picture books, picture books, easy non-fiction, and general animal books sections.
Grades 1-2 students are not restricted from any of the sections, but they are guided by the classroom teacher, reading specialists, and media staff, based upon interest, level, reading/literacy goals, and class assignments.
Why Are These Books in Our Library?
Occasionally students bring home books that parents might not have chosen for them, whether it be the content, the treatment of the subject matter, or the reading level of the book. The ALA has answered some of these questions in their helpful missive, Why Are These Books in My Library?