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Policies & Procedures

Circulation Policy

Students are encouraged to come to the Gum Springs Elementary Media Center as often as they would like (and their teacher allows) to borrow books for their reading pleasure and instructional needs.

PreK - starting in January, students will be allowed to check out 1 book at a time. 

K-1st - students are allowed to check out 1 book at a time.

2nd - 5th grade students are allowed to check out 2 books at a time.

Books are checked out to students for a two-week period. At the end of two weeks, books should be either returned or brought in and checked out again. Books that have been checked out for 2 months and not renewed will be considered lost. Students must return, renew, or begin paying for the lost book before additional books are checked out. (Please look for the book!! We would rather have the book than the money to replace the book!)

Students are strongly encouraged to find a "safe place" at home to keep their library books whenever they are not reading them. They are told to always put their book back in the same safe place (or their bookbag) every time and to tell their parent or guardian where this "safe place" is. Parents, please be sure you discuss this with your child. If the book is always returned to this "safe place", no one will have to search for the book when it is time to return it. When you are deciding on a "safe place", be sure it is easy for your child to get to - after all the purpose of checking out the book is to READ it!

Parents, if you move your child to a new school during the school year, be sure Gum Springs library books, classroom books, and textbooks are returned before withdrawing your child.