Students are encouraged to check out a book(s) during their weekly library class. They must first return their currently checked out books and then the student may check another book out.
Kindergarten will be learning about book care and library manners. They will begin checking out books for classroom use only beginning mid-October. In January they may take library books home to read.First grade students may check out one book beginning in September, after learning book care and library manners. In November, they may choose two books if they wish.
Second grade students may have two books checked out at any time.Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students may have three books checked out at any time.
Books may be renewed each week, for up to three weeks. Books that are three weeks overdue are marked lost and a fine to replace it is generated, which must be paid before another book may be checked out.
In the event a book is lost or damaged, the parents/guardians of the student will be asked to pay for the book. Cash or checks made payable to Atlas Elementary are accepted and may be turned into the library or the office. Overdue notices are periodically sent home via email and paper.
Should the book be found and returned in good condition, the amount that was paid will be reimbursed within the school year. If the book is found over the summer, you have until the end of September to return it for reimbursement.