Are there Library fines?
There are no fines for overdue books. Students that visit weekly (Kindergarten and First Grade) will return their books on their next visit. Second through Fouth Grade students will return their books when they are finished with them. If the books are not returned within two weeks, the student may receive an overdue notice.
IMPORTANT: Although students are taught to take responsibility with their library books, the parent is financially responsible for lost, stolen, damaged books. If at any time, you wish for you child to refrain from checking out books, please contact the library.
What happens if a book gets lost?
If a student or parent believes a book to be lost, please let the librarian know immediately. There have been times that books were not recorded as returned to the library. They may be believed to be lost, when in fact, they are sitting on the shelf in the library. Making the librarian aware of the issue may be an easy solution.
If, in fact, the book is lost or stolen, it needs to be paid for so that a replacement book can be purchased to take its place.
What happens if a book is damaged?
We discuss in great detail about the care of library books. (Please see the left for book care tips.) However, accidents happen.
Please have your child talk to the librarian as soon as possible.
If the book has minor damage, such as a torn page or minor pencil marks in it, a fine will not be issued. However, if the book is beyond repair, then it will need to be paid for.
How much do books cost?
Book costs vary, depending on the amount that it takes for the library to replace it, usually from around $10 to $30.
Payment plans can be arranged if that helps with payment. Please let me know if you have problems paying for a library book. Unfortunately, because we purchase books that are specially bound for library use, books purchased from a store cannot be accepted.
What happens if the lost book is found?
Students who find a book after it has been paid for will receive a refund as long as the book is in the same condition as it was when it was first checked out. Refunds will be issued up until the last day of the school year.