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Library Policy 

General Behavior Guidelines For All Students

Students are expected to exhibit proper behavior in the library.  Low voices and productivity are expected of students visiting the library.  Loud or rude behavior will result in the student being sent back to class. 

Check-out policy for Students

Grades K-1 may check out one book at a time.  Students may check out books during their library period.  Books may be kept until the next library period.  If a student returns a book early, he/she may check out another one. There are no fines for overdue books, but a student may not checkout a new book until the overdue item is returned . 

Grades 2-4 may check out 2 books at a time for personal use.  If additional books are needed for classroom research special arrangements will be made.  The students may keep the books for one week.  Items may be renewed for two weeks.  Students can return books anytime they want and check out new material. 

Grades 5-12 may check out 2 books at a time for personal use.  Additional books may be checked out for research.  Students may keep the books for 2 weeks and renew up to a month.  Students may return books anytime and check out new material.  There are no fines for overdue books, however fees will be charged for lost or damaged books. Popular books may be placed on reserve for reading. There is a two wek limit on these books.

Once a students checks out a book, it is his/her responsibility to return the book in a timely manner and in good condition.  Book replacement fees will be charged for lost, damaged or stolen material. 

 Elementary Instruction Time

Elementary:  The elementary classes meet for library instruction once or twice a week depending on the class.  Students are given instruction in library media skills.  Connections to curriculum units being studied in the regular classroom are developed with teachers and taught during library periods.  

Middle and High School Students

Middle and high school students may use the library at anytime with the permission of their classroom teacher.  Students must also show a hall pass from their teacher. The Middle School has regularly scheduled classes.   Instruction in these classes makes strong connections to the curriculum.  

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual enrollment students may not be in the library during lunch, study hall, or their off days without specific permission from the administration.  We have so many dual enrollment students that it would be impossible to have them in the library during these times. 

 Facility Scheduling

The library and the computer lab may be scheduled for use by the middle and high school teachers.  The space is reserved on a first come first serve basis.  The reservation book is kept at the library desk.  Please see Mrs. Knight to make a reservation. 

The 3rd Floor Computer Lab reservations are also made through the library.  Please email or come to the library to schedule the computer lab for class use (Room 308)

Many after school meeting for students, teachers, and parents are held in the media center.  Please check scheduling with the media specialist.

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