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.
HOW MANY BOOKS MAY I CHECK OUT?
KINDERGARTEN – 1 book
1ST GRADE – 1 book
2ND GRADE – 2 books
3RD GRADE – 3 books
4TH GRADE – 3 books
5TH GRADE – 3 books
Students come to the library weekly with their class. When they return their books, they may check out the number of books allowed for their grade level. Students may check out a book for every book they return.
MAY STUDENTS COME TO THE LIBRARY FOR BOOKS AT TIMES OTHER THAN THEIR CLASS’S WEEKLY LIBRARY CLASS?
Yes, students may come to the library during morning arrival on their way to class. With their teacher’s permission they may come to the library during the school day. The school library is open from 8:30 – 4 every day.
MAY STUDENTS RENEW A BOOK?
If students are still reading a book, they may bring it to the library to RENEW or check it out for two more weeks.
WHAT IF STUDENTS FORGET TO RETURN THEIR BOOKS? WHAT IF BOOKS ARE OVERDUE?
The library staff may remind students which books are on their account. If a book is overdue for more than 2 weeks, we will send an email to parents.
WHAT IF A BOOK IS LOST OR DAMAGED?
If a book is lost or damaged and no longer be used, a fine is assessed. Families may pay for the book by check or cash. A replacement copy of the same book may be provided instead of payment. If a lost book is returned to the library by the end of the school year the fine will be refunded.
WHAT IF I AM LOOKING FOR A BOOK THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE AT HOFFMAN-BOSTON LIBRARY?
Library staff will order books from other APS libraries for students. They usually arrive in about 2 days. Requests for new titles are often added to our new book orders.