: Library Overdue Policy :
We do not charge a fine for overdue books; however, it is important that books are returned in a timely manner and in acceptable condition. When a student forgets to return library books, an overdue notice will be given. If the book in question is more than a month overdue, it means the student has been reminded several times and has been given a written notice.
Students may come to the library before school, during lunch or recess to return overdue books, even after school. A student may not borrow books until the overdue books are returned. Students who still have overdue books at the end of the school year may possibly loose privileges towards any upcoming (fun) activities. A record of overdue books may also follow them to their next school.
We attempt to instill a sense of responsibility in our students for the books they borrow. This means they are accountable for caring for the books and returning them on time so others may borrow them. Books are expensive, and as we know school funding for "extras" is in short supply. Please assist us in keeping our library shelves full by returning or replacing overdue library books.
: Damaged and Lost Book Policy :
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. If a book is damaged beyond repair, you will be asked to pay for it or donate a replacement book to the library to clear the student's account. If donating a book, it need not be new but should be in good condition and suitable for a school library (hardback books preferred). A student may not check out library books until their account is clear.
: Returns :
On occasion a book may have been returned to the library but not properly checked in. If you think you have received an overdue notice in error, please notify the librarian.
: Reminders :
- Grades K-8 can generally check out 2 books at a time.
Exceptions are made for those Accelerator Readers whose accounts are in good standing.
- A student will generally not be allowed to check out a new book...until their previous book is returned.
- You are always welcome in Library!