Library

Library Information

Hours

Sunday: 10:00-10:30am, 12:00-12:30pm

Monday-Thursday: 12:00-1:15pm, 3:00-3:30pm

Friday: Closed

Book Selection

Books and materials in the Library/Media Center have been screened according to the philosophy outlined in “Guidelines for Choosing Books," available at the library circulation desk. Books and materials may contain information that does not represent Grace Ministries’ values, beliefs, and/or practices.

Reading Levels

The books in the library are separated by their respective reading levels.  The “E” books are suitable for grades K-3, which include non-fiction as well as fiction titles.  Students in K-1 will only be allowed to check books out from this reading level.  “J” Fiction is intended for students in 3rd-8th.  The “F” Fiction is intended for individuals 6th-Adult, and they will be the only ones allowed to check these books out.  All students in grades 2nd-Adult will be allowed to check out Non-Fiction books.  The “Professional” section will only be available for adults to check out.  Due to our limited number of videos, students in K-5th will not be able to check them out during their scheduled class library times, but will be able to come back after school to check them out. Parents may also check out books and materials for their child(ren) that are restricted to them during classroom and lunch library time.

Check-Out Guidelines

Different grades have different reading abilities and needs, so the checkout policy differs by age group.  In general, the due dates are based on the scheduled library times for K-5th.  Grades K-2nd will be allowed to check out 2 books for 2 weeks.  Grades 3rd-5th will be allowed to check out 4 books for 2 weeks.  Grades 6th-12th will be allowed to check out 6 books for 2 weeks.  Only one video may be checked out at a time for a one week period.

Requesting Holds

Students may place books on hold.  The limit on holds is the same quantity as the check out limit.  For example, a 3rd grader may check out 4 books, so they may put holds on up to 4 books.

Overdue Policy

Students will be allowed 2 weeks as a grace period after their book is due.  If they have still not returned their book, an overdue notice will be sent home with the student.  For elementary students and secondary students with elementary siblings, these notices will be sent home in the Thursday folders. Secondary students without elementary siblings will be given the first overdue notice to take home to their parents. Subsequent overdue notices for that item will be mailed to their parents.  After 6 weeks, if the book has still not been returned, it will be assumed that the book is lost and a request for replacement cost of the book will be mailed home to the parent.  Report cards and transcripts will be held on any student having a book overdue more than 6 weeks.  Records will be held until the replacement cost quoted on the form mailed home is paid, regardless of the age or condition of the book.  A minimum of $5 will be charged when no replacement cost is available due to an out of print book.

Email and Internet Policy

Email use is restricted to legitimate research on specified computers.  Students will be allowed to send research material to their email address, but they will not be allowed to check and/or receive email at the school. Click here to view our Internet Use Agreement that all students must sign.

Printer Policy

Students are allowed to use school printers for educational purposes only, not for personal use. Students will always need to ask permission to print. Student may print up to 5 pages per day.  For every page after the first 5, they must pay a fee (5 cents/page). The printing fee applies during open library time only, not during computer or keyboarding classes.

Food and Beverages

In order to protect our books, computer stations and carpets, no food or beverages will be allowed in the Library/Media Center.