•  Frequently Asked Questions About Checkout



  • How can I access the online library catalog (virtual card catalog)?

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    Visit and search our online catalog by clicking here. From there you can search our entire library holdings from any computer with internet access--even your phone!

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  • How often does my child come to the library media center?

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    All classes share a fifty-two minute library session with guidance. 

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  • What day does my child come to the library?

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    Click the link "Library Media Schedule" in the left menu to locate information concerning homeroom visits.
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  • When does book checkout begin?

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    Library book checkout begins when your child's entire homeroom visits the library for the first time in a new school year.
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  • How many books is my child allowed to check out?

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    Students in grades kindergarten through 3rd check out one book per week. 4th-8th grades are allowed 2 books per week. Students given a 2 book checkout option may choose to checkout one or two books.

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  • How long does my child keep his/her checked-out library book?

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    Students may keep library books for one week from the day the book is checked out. At each visit to the library, the book or books are to be renewed or checked in.
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  • What does it mean to renew a book?

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    A book is renewed when it is checked out again. If a student has not finished reading a book in a week's time, he/she may renew the book until it is finished. There is not a limit on how many times a book may be renewed unless that book is on a Limited Checkout List.
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  • What is a Limited Checkout List?

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    A list for popular titles of fiction or nonfiction books. Books are placed on a Limited Checkout List when they are in great demand for checkout. For example: books needed for a grade-level project, new book arrivals, etc.
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  • What happens if my child does not return his/her library book each week?

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    When books are not returned each week, they are said to be "overdue". Students may not checkout other books until overdue books are returned. Once overdue books are received, checkout privileges are reinstated.
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  • What are my child's responsibilities for library materials?

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    Before your child checks out a library book, he/she reviews library checkout rules and return procedures with the library media specialist. He/she signs a roster stating that checkout procedures, and return policies are understood. When library materials leave the media center with your child, it is his/her responsibility to care for and return those materials on time and without damage.
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  • What happens if my child's book is damaged during his/her checkout?

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    A book is damaged if it cannot be returned to the shelf for several reasons. Books that have liquid damage ( juice, water or milk, etc.) or physical damage (torn spine, torn pages, torn cover, coloring or writing on pages, scissor damage, pet chews, etc.) are some of the reasons books cannot be returned to the collection. At this point, the damaged book must be paid for by the guardians or parents of the student. Checkout privileges are withheld until payment is received.
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  • What behavior is expected of my child in the library media center?

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    Library rules and procedures as well as behavior expectations are introduced or reviewed on your child's first day in the library media center. After introduction or review of these behavior expectations, your child is responsible for his/her behavior. If at any time your child's classroom behavior becomes an issue, the librarian will: (1) discuss the issue with your child on a one-to-one basis with the incident recorded on paper or reported to classroom teacher. If behavior is again an issue, the librarian will: (2) discuss the issue with your child, record the incident on paper or report to classroom teacher, implement grade level consequences, contact you either by email or phone to discuss the issue. If behavior problems continue, the librarian will: (3) discuss the issue with your child, record incident on paper or report to classroom teacher, implement grade level consequences, contact you either by email or phone, and refer the problem to the administration.
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  • What is the best way to get in touch with the librarian or library assistant?

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    Please use the "Contact Mrs. Serena Yarber" link in the left menu. Because the library media center is the hub of the school, time needed for returning telephone calls is limited. Email is the best way to ensure that you receive a quick response to questions.
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  • How can I volunteer to help in the library media center?

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    Please contact our school office to volunteer for our PASS program (Parents Assisting Student Success)!
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