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Book Care and Checkout Policies

Check Out Policy

Students, teachers, and adult family members are encouraged to check out books from our Library.

Kindergarten and first grade students check out one book per week . They usually turn in the book within a week. Books are late or overdue if they have not been turned in within two weeks.

Second and Third grade students check out two books per week. Books are late or overdue if they have not been turned in within two weeks.

Caring for Library Books

Here are some tips on caring for your library materials:

  • Keep food, drinks, babies, and pets away from your books.
  • Remember to wash your hands before reading a book.
  • Treat your books gently.
  • Report any book damage to the library staff so they may fix the book properly.
  • Use a bookmark for saving your place in a book. Do not fold the corners of the page or use a pencil to save your place.
  • Do not turn a book down on its “face” with the pages open
  • Keep your books dry at all times. Carry water bottles in a separate bag, far away from your books. On rainy days, be sure to put your books in a backpack and make sure your backpack stays dry and off the ground.

Lost or Damaged Library Resources

Occasionally, Harmony Library resources are lost or damaged and must be replaced. Students and their families are responsible for replacing lost or damaged library resources at replacement cost. Mrs. Havard will notify all students who have problems with lost or damaged library resources.

Mrs. Havard will routinely send home overdue notices. Student's report card may be held at the close of each school year until fines are cleared.

Here are some options for replacement:

  • Return the item undamaged (best option).
  • Replace the item with an exact copy of the lost or damaged item.
  • Pay for the item at replacement cost. All fines must be paid in the lbrary. If a book is paid for and subsequently found within a year, the family will receive a refund for the lost book fine.

You may email or call Mrs. Havard at the Library at 210-633-0231 if you have questions about lost or damaged library resources.