Circulation Details

"Books are a uniquely portable magic."

~ Stephen King ~

Library materials may be checked out by students and staff throughout the school year, and it is expected that all borrowed materials are returned before each school year is complete. Any student that has not returned books at this time will receive a bill for the book. The student/parent can then chose to pay for the book with cash/check, or purchase a replacement copy for the lost book.

Students in grade K-5 are given overdue notices to bring home after one week of a book being overdue and will continue to do so until the book is either returned or it becomes necessary to send a bill home. Students in grades 6-12 are given verbal reminders, emails, and overdue notices to bring home after a three-week circulation cycle if the overdue book is not returned. Attempts to continue to retrieve the book is continued until an email or notice is given to the student to bring home. If either of these attempts are not successful, a bill is sent home.

It is long standing practice that students who have overdue or lost books and/or materials can check books out when the overdue materials are brought back. My ultimate goal is that the books that students borrow and are responsible for, are brought back and put into the hands of other students who want to read them. It also becomes quite costly to the library budget when we have to purchase unexpected lost books throughout the year when students do not return them. Currently, there are no fines for overdue books. However, if it becomes an issue for the library staff to collect overdue or missing books, a daily fine will occur on individual patron records.

* Kindergarten and 1st grade students may select 1 book to borrow.

* 2nd and 3rd grade students may select up to 2 books to borrow.

* 4th grade students may select up to 3 books to borrow.

* 5th-12th grade students may select up to 4 books to borrow.

Students should be selecting books of interest for both leisure reading or academic reading. As stated above, it is long standing practice that students who have overdue or lost books and/or materials can check books out when the overdue materials are brought back. Students in grades K-5 have scheduled weekly library classes and times in which book selections are conducted.

"Confidentiality of library use records is fundamental to free and open inquiry for young children, preteens, and teenagers in school library media programs and part of the intellectual freedom of all patrons including youth. The library community has a strong commitment to providing and protecting the privacy of students using school libraries. This commitment is evident in ALA and AASL policy statements including the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association that states: "III. We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.” The American Association of School Librarians’ Position Statement on the Confidentiality of Library Records further affirms “The library community recognizes that children and youth have the same rights to privacy as adults.”"

With that being said, students are encouraged to select books of their interest. The library staff will not disclose specific titles or topics that student patrons borrow from the school library.


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