We encourage students to be responsible library patrons. Developing this skill from an early age encourages independence and responsibility.  As students progress through Peacham Elementary School, they acquire more privileges and responsibilities.  Students are responsible for their library materials, returning them on time, renewing them as needed, and to take proper care of their library books.  We do not fine students for overdue books, instead encouraging taking an active role renewing and returning their books.  Accidents are a part of life and from time to time, library books get damaged.  We encourage students to tell the teacher librarian of any and all damage to a library book in their care.

 

Circulation Policies

 

Preschool and Kindergarten

Students may borrow one book at a time.
First and Second Grade
Students may borrow two books at at time.  All books may be renewed and exchanged at any time.  Additional books may be checked out as need for classroom research, silent reading, etc, with permission of the librarian or their classroom teacher.

Third and Fourth Grade

Students may borrow up to four books.  All books may be renewed and exchanged at any time.  Additional books may be checked out as need for classroom research, silent reading, etc, with permission of the librarian or their classroom teacher.
Fifth and Sixth Grade
Students may borrow as many books as they need for a period of up to two books as long as their account is in good standing.  All books may be renewed and exchanged at any time.

Teachers and Staff

Teachers and staff have unlimited borrowing capacity.  Books may be checked out for extended periods of time for classroom use.
Parents
We invite and encourage parents and Peacham families to sign up for a library card and use our collection.  There is no limit for check-outs.  All material is checked out for two-weeks and may be renewed at any time.
Other Important Policies to Note
Periodicals/Reference Materials
Current periodicals and reference materials do not circulate and are to be used within the Library Lab.  Material may be loaned on a daily basis with the permission of the librarian.
Reserves
Any patron may place a reserve, or a hold, on any book or material that is currently checked-out.  Patrons who currently have that book checked out may not be able to renew.
Overdue Notices
Students will receive overdue notices in their classroom.  No late fees are charged for overdue items.  Students are strongly encouraged to speak with the librarian regarding lost, damaged, or overdue materials.
We do not ask parents to reimburse the school for lost and damaged books.  However, we gratefully accept reimbursement or a replacement title.
End of the Year Circulation Procedures
The end of the school year is a hectic time in the Library Lab.  Final overdue notices to students, staff, and families will be sent out the last week of May.  Students and staff are asked to return all books and materials.  No more library books will be checked out or renewed two weeks from the projected last day of school without the express permission of the librarian.  Students may continue to use the Library Lab for reading and research.
Scott MarshiaCirculation Procedures