Avondale Elementary School Library Policies
All children will have access to books, materials and resources regardless of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic standards. Books and materials are available for all and no age appropriate books will be off-limits to students.
K and 1st may checkout books for their classroom use. They will not be able to take them home.
2nd-5th grade students may checkout books for classroom and home use.
K and 1st will be limited to one checkout per week. Upon returning the book, they will check out a new book for use within their classroom.
Grades 2-5 students may checkout two books for two weeks. Books can be renewed if the student has not finished and needs to keep the books longer. Students may also turn in books early and get new ones if they are finished before the two week period ends.
Students will not be fined for turning in a book late. However, a student cannot get new books if they have overdue books out. Once they have turned in the overdue books, then they will be allowed to check out new books.
If a student loses a book, the book will have to be paid for in order to purchase a replacement. The student's checkout privileges will be put on hold until the payment for the lost book has been received.
Books can be easily receive damage. Intentional documented damage will result in loss of privileges for a specific time period. Accidental damage will result in books temporary removal for repair. If damage is irrepairable, the student will be responsible for paying for the replacement.
*The above policies are subject to adjustments.
DISTRICT POLICIES ARE CURRENTLY BEING WRITTEN TO APPLY TO ALL SCHOOL LIBRARIES WITHIN BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS.