Library Information & Policies
The checkout period for students is two weeks. Students may not checkout a book if one is overdue. In order to renew a book students must have the book in hand.
Number of Books Students May Checkout
Kindergarten: 1 book
1st Grade: 1 book
2nd Grade: 2 books
3rd Grade: 3 books
4th Grade: 3 books
5th Grades: 3 booksLost or Damaged Books
Sometimes our books are damaged or lost. Students are expected to pay for the cost of these books to be repaired or replaced. Payment is preferred instead of replacement. Books are purchased from a library vendor, and are library bound and processed for computer checkout. If a lost book is found within the school year of payment, a refund will be provided. Book Care
Help your child learn to take proper care of their library books.
Select a safe place at home for library books away from young siblings and pets.
Keep water bottles inside a Ziploc plastic bag to prevent water damage.
Clean hands are best when reading!
Read either before or after eating and/or drinking.
The environment of the Esperanza library is one of a working classroom. All staff, students, and volunteers are to be calm and quiet. The guidelines are as follows:
Respect the library materials
Use a bookmark to save your spot.
Please tell us about lost or damaged books.
Everything has a correct place.
Clean up after yourself.
Use shelf markers when searching for books.
Return or renew books before they are overdue.
Don't disturb others working in the library.
Speak in soft, indoor voices.
Walk, don't run.