Third and fourth graders are occasionally allowed an additional book when doing research projects with librarian and/or teacher approval.
The loan period for books is two weeks. Books can be renewed a maximum of two times unless another student has placed a hold request on the title. There are no fines for late returns; however, there is a replacement charge for lost or damaged books.
The loan period for magazines is one day. Magazines cannot be renewed.
An important principle of the library is that our students should be enabled to feel ownership and agency. Librarians offer guidance and instruction, but at the same time we encourage children to feel comfortable, confident, and capable of independently exploring the library in pursuit of their interests. For this reason, although parents are welcome to come to the library with children to choose books together, we do not allow parents to take out books for their children.
Occasionally, parents come to the library looking for a quiet place to work for an hour or two while waiting to pick up children from school or before participating in classroom activities. While the library is not an appropriate place for parents to work on a regular basis, we will do our best to accommodate such a need for occasional requests. We ask parents to abide by our rules prohibiting eating, drinking, and cell phone use (texting is okay), and to keep in mind that we may ask them to relocate to a different part of the library if necessary.