Damaged or Lost Books

When a book is damaged or lost, it is the responsibility of the student and their family to take care of it as soon as possible.   Students who lose or damaged a book will be given a letter to take home, get signed, and returned back to me.


There are 3 options to choose from.  Please inform Ms. Avis which option you have chosen.

1.  Pay the full cost of the book or what you can afford to pay.  

2.  Buy a replacement copy of the same exact book.  For example, if a child loses the book The Cat In the Hat, you must buy a new or gently used copy of The Cat In the Hat. If you have access to the internet, I recommend using Amazon.com.

3.  Community Service.  The student must complete community service in the library.  This includes helping me in the library with tasks such as wiping off tables, dusting the shelves, etc.  The more expensive the book, the more community service must be done.



The goal is to have students be responsible and accountable for their library books and for the consequences of their actions (good or bad).  The more accountable they become, the more they will be able to place value on the privilege of checking out books from the library.