Library Policies

  • The Manson Elementary Library welcomes all students to explore, create and learn in a positive environment.

    The mission of the school Media Center is for everyone to become independent critical thinkers. This is done by utilizing the library to the fullest, whether it is for checking out materials, working on projects, using the facilities for testing, or for small group instruction.  The Library belongs to everyone!  Students may check out and return books during their library rotation time or during open check out times.  Students in all grades attend library classes as part of a seven day rotation.

    Number of Items: Students are limited to the number of items for which they can be responsible! (typically 2-3 items)

    Checkout Time Limit: Students may keep books for two weeks and possibly renew them if needed. Students are encouraged to return items to the library as soon as they are finished so that other students have access to the material and they can check out new books themselves.

    Overdue Fines: We do not charge fines for overdue books; however, students must return overdue items before new items may be checked out. Students who have overdue books are able to read books and magazines in the library, but are unable to take them home.  Overdue notices are distributed quarterly just as a reminder to students to be responsible for materials they have checked out.

    Lost/Damaged Books: If a book has been lost, please report it to me so that I can update the library catalog and inform you of the replacement cost, which will be billed to your student’s account. Students may begin to check out books as soon as the item has been accounted for in the library catalog. Students who habitually lose books and do not pay for them will be limited to using items only in the library.

    If you have any concerns or questions about these procedures, please contact me to discuss the options.  Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to stop by and to say "Hello" and see what is going on in our library.