About the Library
FMS Library Policies 2017-2018
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. The library is open to students every day, so students may exchange books on their own (with teacher permission) at any time.
- 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.