Frequently Asked Questions

  Frequently Asked Questions

When can I visit the library?
 
We're open Monday through Friday from 7:45 am - 3:15 pm (3:15 pm would be the earliest the library would close).
 
Students and staff are welcome to check out materials at any time within the library media center’s hours of operation. Students visiting the library media center outside of library media class are required to have a pass from their classroom teacher indicating his or her permission to visit the library media center. If Mrs. Daugherty is teaching a class and Mrs. Louya is busy, the student will be asked to return at a later time. Likewise, if neither Mrs. Daugherty or Mrs. Louya are available, the student must return to class to visit at a later time.
 
 
What books am I allowed to check out?
 
Our school library media center hosts an abundance of materials available for students to read, enjoy, and check out. These materials include books in our fiction, junior fiction, nonfiction, and everybody book sections.  Materials located in the reference, professional, and book room are for in-school use only and therefore cannot be checked out by students.
 
 
How many books can I check out?
 
Students in Kindergarten are permitted to check out one book at a time.
 
Students in Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are permitted to check out two books at a time.
 
Teachers are permitted to check-out an unlimited number of items, as needed, and are expected to return all materials to the library media center when they are no longer in use so that the materials can be accessed by the student population. Teachers are expected to return all borrowed materials to the library media center in the condition they were originally checked out.
 
 
How long do I get to keep my books?
 
Materials are checked out to students for a period of two weeks. The titles may be renewed once before they must be returned. We allow only one renewel per item in order to accomodate other students waiting for chance to check these materials.
 
 
What do I do if I lost my library book?
 
Tell Mrs. Daugherty or Mrs. Louya as soon as possible. We will print out a receipt for the lost or overdue book, stating that the parents of the student are responsible for paying to replace any lost or damaged materials.
 
Additionally, overdue notices are sent home each time you visit the library.  These notices are to remind the students and parents of any overdue books and of the obligation of replacing any lost or damaged books.
 
The average replacement cost of materials from our library media center is as follows:
(*Please Note: Replacement costs are approximations and are subject to change based on publisher availability, copyright age, and format of the material. Usually the cost to replace the book will be listed on the notice, however, it there is no cost for the book, there are the guidelines we will use.)
 
- Everybody Book  = (approx.) $20
- Nonfiction Book = (approx.) $25
- Fiction Book = (approx.) $18
 
 
What if a page in my library book gets ripped?
 
No worries!
 
Library books are read and loved many times each year. Wear and tear to these books is inevitable.
 
If a page begins to rip or is falling out of the book, see Mrs. Daugherty or Mrs. Louyal with your book as soon as possible so that they can repair it. If we can fix it, the student is in no way responsible for replacing it. After all, accidents happen!
 
 
How do you select books for our library?
 
Our library media collection is a mixture of books and materials that support the reading interests of the students/teachers and those titles that best support the curricula taught in our building in all subject areas grades K-5.
 
School library media collections should meet current state standards and should conform as nearly as possible to the American Library Association standards. After the basic collection is acquired, additional materials should be selected to support the curriculum and new or special programs, to enrich all phases of school activities, to give depth to the collection, and to update and replace materials as needed.
 
 
Can I donate books to the library?
 
We would love your donations. Please understand, in an effort to maintain the best collection possible for the users of our library, that we have explicit guidelines when considering donated materials for our collection.
 
Before reading further, please know that any donated books the library does not add to its collection will be offered to the classroom teachers for use in their classroom libraries, providing the donated material is of high literary merit.
 
In order for a book to be considered for placement in the library, it must be hardcover. Paperback books do not last long against use by a large community of readers such as a school, and therefore it is important we stock our library with sturdy books that can withstand a lot of love from our students.
 
The title must be of high literary merit, a standard of approval in Davidson County Schools' school libraries emphasizing the importance of literature that promotes the development of reading skills, portrays people of different cultures and nationalities in a positive light, and is appropriate for the users of this elementary school library.