It’s that time of year again, to return books back to your library! We’ve discussed the end of the year and returning books during library sessions, so students should not be surprised.
On June 5th, an automated email with all of the books currently checked out on each student’s account will arrive so that you know what to look for and return. The email address that is currently affiliated with a student’s account in the student information system (main office) will receive the notice. Emails have already been sent regarding overdue books.
All books are due to the library on June 9th. After that date, any books on a student’s account will automatically be marked as lost and assigned a fine. As soon as a lost book is returned and scanned, the fine disappears from the account. Please be sure to check the classroom library. If you think you returned the book, let me know and I can help look for it in our library. We prefer to have the library book back then to have to replace it.
This fun video shows 10 places where lost books hide!
If the items are truly lost, a couple of options are available:
- You may replace the book with a “like new” equivalent copy of the same title- hardcover for hardcover or paperback for paperback.
- You may also pay the fine. Checks should be made out to “Cascadia Self Help” and turned into the library. When you pay a fine, it may take a few days to process and remove the fine from your child’s account. During this time, you may receive additional emails.
Any fines not taken care of by the day progress reports/report cards are sent home will result in the student’s report card being held in the office until the lost book is returned, paid for or replaced. Please don’t hesitate to reply to the automated email with any questions or to let the librarian know that a replacement is on the way so your child’s report card won’t be held. Thanks for all your help in finding these books!