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Circulation Policies
HAMILTON ELEMENTARY LIBRARY CIRCULATION POLICIES
Updated: October 2019

Students at Hamilton Elementary visit the Library Media Center once every six (6) days. We realize that this type of a rotation can be problematic for young students trying to remember when their library day is scheduled. Many teachers send home a classroom schedule or calendar and our school lunch menu also displays the Specials “Letter” day rotation.

To assist your child, we encourage you to set good habits by designating a place in the home for them to keep their library books. It may also be helpful for your child to simply keep them in their book bag after reading each evening so that they will always be prepared should it be their designated library day. We do send notices home each library whenever a student has an overdue library book.

Please be advised that we do not charge any fees for late books. However, students that have books that are damaged beyond repair or that are lost will be charged the replacement cost of the book. Should you have any questions regarding these policies or your child’s status, please call us at 614-491-8044 ext. 1358.

KINDERGARTEN
Kindergartners begin the school year by checking out one, inexpensive paperback book. As the weeks progress and they learn responsible library citizenship, they will be permitted to check out one hardback picture book or beginning non-fiction book.
 
When kindergarteners forget to return their library book, we permit them to check out one (1) paperback. If both have not been returned, their library privileges are denied until the books are returned.

FIRST GRADE
First graders begin the school year by checking out one hardback picture book. After a few weeks, we add to our choice the nonfiction section and the biography section. First graders that are showing advanced reading skills may also be permitted to check out a beginning chapter book.
 
When first graders forget to return their library book, we permit them to check out one (1) paperback. If both have not been returned, their library privileges are denied until the books are returned. As the year progresses, they will be permitted to check out two (2) books.

SECOND GRADE
Second graders begin the school year checking out two hardback books from the picture book section, nonfiction section or biography section. Second graders with advanced reading skills may also be permitted to check out chapter books.
 
If a second grader forgets to return their books, they are permitted to check out one (1) paperback book. Second graders are also encouraged to attend “OPEN CHECK OUT” on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classroom teachers have been given passes to allow their students to return their books and check out new ones in case they forgot theirs on library day, if they were out ill, etc.

THIRD GRADE
Third graders begin the school year checking out two hardback books from the picture book, nonfiction, biography, or fiction chapter book section. If a third grader forgets to return their books, they are permitted to check out one (1) paperback book.
 
Third graders are encouraged to attend “OPEN CHECK OUT," which is held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classroom teachers have been provided with passes for this purpose in case the student forgot their books on library day, if they were out ill, or are working towards Accelerated Reader points.
 
-- Mrs. Schutte
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775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
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