Welcome to the library and a wonderful new year of reading! I'm so excited to help your children find the perfect book and am always happy to help with giving suggestions. Below you will find the general information and recommendations/ tips on the keeping and care of school library books.
Book allowance by grade level:
Kindergarten- one book out at a time
First and Second Grade- up to two books out at a time
Third and Fourth Grade- up to three books out at a time
All students need to bring back the book(s) they checked out the previous week to be able to check out another book. The library does not charge late fees but does charge for damaged or lost books.
Please help your child with these things:
- Find a safe place to keep library books so they will not get lost or damaged.
- Send the library books back to the library to be mended if accidentally damaged. I understand that accidents happen and I have the proper tools for small repairs. I sadly cannot repair wet or "totaled" books though.
- Be willing to pay for books that are damaged beyond repair and for books that are lost/misplaced. A student will not be able to check out a new book until the old book is returned or paid for.
- Your child needs to carry library books home and back to school in a backpack or a ziplock bag—especially on rainy days.
- Send library books to school on your child’s library day (*see library tip below).
- Students must bring the library book to the library to recheck out the book.
- Most of all…Read to your child, listen to your child read, talk to him/her about what he/she is reading, and have fun with reading.
Library tip: If your child is having a hard time remembering his/her library day, one idea is for your child to place his/her library book(s) in his/her backpack every day. When it is library day, then your child will already have his/her library books.