The Media Center offers students opportunities to do extensive research and promotes reading for pleasure. The number of books a student can check out depends on their grade level.
Kindergarten: 1 book
1-6 grade: 2 books
7-12 grade= 3 books
At conference time, overdue notices will be distributed and can always be requested at any given time. Students with overdue books or charges for lost or damaged books may not check out library books. If a book is checked out that a student is interested in, he/she may request to be put on a waiting list to check out when it becomes available. Students may check out a book for up to two weeks and may renew by bringing the books to the library to check out again, as many times as needed if there are no hold requests (students waiting to read the book).
Sometimes accidents happen. If a book is damaged, please be responsible and return what is left to the library. The staff member will determine if it needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired and will issue the appropriate fee. If a book is lost, damaged, or stolen, there are three replacement options. Students may:
Return the item undamaged (best option)
Replace the item with an exact copy of the lost or damaged item
Pay for the item at replacement cost. All fees must be paid to the Media Center. Checks can be made payable to WHA with 'Media Center Replacement Book' written in the memo line, or exact cash (change cannot be made and will not be given). If a book is paid for and subsequently found within the current school year, the family will receive a refund for the lost book fee.