Library Loan Policies and Schedule

  • Library Schedule

    The library is open to students every day, so students may exchange books on their own (with teacher permission) at any time.

    The FMS Library operates on a flexible schedule throughout the year.  What that means is that classes may sign up to come weekly, or more often to work on collaborative projects.  For the first 6-8 weeks of school, classes come at a fixed weekly time for an in-depth library orientation and book checkout.  3rd grade classes attend a 10-week long orientation.  After that time, teachers may schedule visits weekly, or more often if working on a special project.  

    Loan Policies

    • Students may borrow 3-5 items at a time.  3rd graders can borrow 3, 4th graders can borrow 4, and 5th graders can borrow 5. This includes magazines, playaways (pre-filled audiobook players), and mp3 players.  Items may borrowed for 2 weeks and can be returned early, on-time or renewed.  
    • If materials are lost or damaged, we ask your family to pay for a replacement.  We gladly refund money paid if items are found.
    • We also loan MP3 players to students, loaded with titles from our OverDrive collection.

    Book Care

    Please discuss with your child a safe, special place at home to keep their library books and materials.  This should be a place safe from pets, food, beverages and younger children.

  • Think * Create * Share * Grow

    The mission of the EWSD libraries is to create inviting learning environments that inspire and honor curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

    In partnership with students and staff, we support and recognize reading as the foundation for students to become skilled in multiple literacies. We strive to ensure that students become successful lifelong learners.