Library Loan Policies and 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.
- Students may borrow 3 items at a time. This includes magazines and playaways (pre-filled audiobook 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 loan playaways AND headphones to students. These items are expensive to replace if lost or damaged. We encourage you to discuss responsible care of these items.
- We also loan MP3 players to students, loaded with titles from our OverDrive collection.
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.