Welcome to the Hoffman Boston Library Media Center

Jennifer Walter, Librarian
Maureen Fox, Library Assistant
Eva Fadel, Library Assistant

The library is here for all students, parents, and staff to find resources for pleasure reading, research, and exploration. Please feel free to ask questions, come and look around for a good book or magazine, and enjoy the heart of the school.

Hoffman Boston Library Policies:

How many books may I check out?    All students may check out books while they are in school.

  • Students in Pre K, VPI, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Montessori may check out one book per week.
  • Students in 2nd Grade may check out two books per week.
  • Students in Grades 3 through 5 may check out three books per week.
  • Students that consistently return their books on time have the opportunity to check out more books. No more than five at a time.

Book Exchange:  Each morning between 8:40-9:05 AM and after school from 3:40-4:00 PM, students have the opportunity to exchange their library books. Students may return any number of books they have checked out and check out the same number of books they have returned. Students must first check in with their teacher before coming to the Library to exchange their books during the day.

When are my books due? Students are to return their books during the morning that their class visits the Library. Students return their books each week to check out new books during their Library visit.

Can I renew a book?  Students may renew books to keep them for an additional week. Students need to bring the book(s) they would like to renew with them to Library the day of their class’ library visit.

What if my book(s) are overdue?  A book becomes overdue after two weeks. When a book is overdue the student will be unable to check out. Library staff will inform the student that their book(s) are overdue and that they will need to be returned as soon as possible, so that they may check out new books.

What if I lose or damage a book?  Lost books must be paid for in order to clear student records. Students will be asked to send money for lost and damaged items depending on the repair or replacement cost. Cash or checks made out to “Hoffman Boston Elementary School” are accepted for payment. If a book is found before the end of the school year, money will be refunded.