FAQs about the Library
How often does my child come to the library?Grades K-5 are scheduled for a 50 minute library period every other week to checkout books and receive instructional lessons. During their time in the library, students may have lessons designed to learn library skills and enrich the classroom curriculum. They will also have time to checkout new books and read independently.
When can my child checkout books ?
Students may checkout during their regular library time every other week and during our open checkout time each morning.
How many books can my child checkout?
*Grades K-1 can get 1 book each week (First Grade will only checkout 1 book at the beginning of the year and move to 2 as the year progresses).
*Grades 2-5 can get 2 books each week.
*Additional books may be checked out for class projects or research if requested by the teacher.
What items are available for my child to checkout?
*Grades K-5 may choose everybody fiction, easy nonfiction, fiction, graphic novels, biographies, or nonfiction books for checkout.
*Some books and graphic novels from our more popular series may be limited to one book checked out at a time.
Can parents checkout items from the FHR library?
Yes, parents may checkout up to 5 items at a time for two weeks. Please see Mrs. Ceppi in the FHR Library to set-up your account.
How long can my child borrow books from the library?
Library items have a three-week checkout length. After three weeks, a book is considered overdue and should be returned or renewed immediately. If a book is three weeks overdue, meaning the student has had the book out for a total of six weeks, no new items may be checked out until it is returned or the replacement cost is paid.
What if my child forgets their books on their library day?
Students will only be allowed to have the maximum number of items checked out for their grade level. If they forget their books on library day, they may read magazines or their own book in the library, but cannot checkout new items until their overdue library books are returned. They may come to the library during open checkout time to return their books and checkout new ones before their next regular library time. We do not charge fees for books that are returned late.
Can books be renewed?
Yes! Students may renew a book by bringing it to the library to be re-scanned. Books may be renewed once for a maximum of six weeks with the student. After that, renewals will be considered on a case by case situation (length of book and if the student is progressing through the book). However, renewals may be limited if a book is popular and other students are waiting for it.
What happens if my child loses a book?
Books are checked out for a three-week loan period. If a book is overdue by three weeks, meaning the student has had the book out for six weeks, it is considered lost and should be paid for if it is not returned. Students will receive a notice when the book is two weeks overdue that includes the name of the book, its replacement cost, and some tips for locating the book. After an item is four weeks overdue, no new items may be checked out until it is paid for or returned. If you pay for a lost item and it is later found, the money will be refunded, but only if it is returned before a replacement copy has been ordered. We order all our books with special library bindings, so please DO NOT buy a replacement book and send it to the library.
How do I pay for a lost book?
Books are checked out for a three-week loan period. A notice will be given to a student if a book is three weeks overdue, meaning the student has had the book out for six weeks. It includes the name of the book, its replacement cost, and some tips for locating the book. After a book is three weeks overdue, meaning the student has had the book out for six weeks and still cannot find it, parents may write a check made out to FHR for the replacement cost of the book or send in the exact amount of cash to pay for the item. No change can be made because the library does not keep money on hand. The student should come to the library and give the money directly to Mrs. Marvin or Mrs. Ceppi. This ensures it is used to pay for the book instead of something else (like being added to their lunch account by mistake). Please make every effort to find a missing book before paying for it. If a lost item is later found and returned to the library, the money will be refunded, but only if it is returned before a replacement copy has been ordered.
How can my child keep books from being damaged or lost?
*Don’t put water bottles in the backpack with library books*Keep books away from younger siblings and pets.
*Don’t allow food, drinks, or art materials to be used around books.
*Have a routine place where the books are kept each week.How can I contact the librarian if I have a question?
You can email the librarian at email@example.com if you have a question or would like to request a phone conference. Calling the library directly is not recommended because Mrs. Ceppi is rarely in her office to answer the phone.