• Frequently Asked Questions

     Q: When does my student come to the library?
     A: All students visit the library with their class once a week for 30 minutes.
     Q: What if my child forgets to bring their library books on their class library day?
     A: Students may return their books the following day and check out new books. Teachers may allow students to come during class time, however, most students must come before school or during their morning recess to exchange their books.
     Q:Can parents check out library books?
     A: Yes! Parents may be issued library cards and can check out up to 10 books at a time.
     Q: How long can library books be kept?
     A: Library books are due back 14 days after checkout. Books can be renewed (checked out again) but  must be brought back into the library to be scanned into the computer.
     Q: My child lost their library book. Must I pay for it?
     A: Yes. If your student loses a library book, you must pay the cost of replacing it.
     Q: My child damaged their library book. Must I pay for the damages?
     A: Yes, you must pay if your student damages their library book. Fees are determined by the damage itself. If the book can still be read (crayon or pen marks on pages) you will be charged a partial fee. If the book is damaged beyond repair, you must pay the cost of a replacement copy. 
     Q: What forms of payment are accepted for lost books?
     A: You may pay with either cash or cheque made out to Jim Thorpe Fundamental. You will be a given a receipt for your payment.
     Q: We found our lost book. Can we return it and get our money back? Do we need to have our receipt?
     A: Yes, you will be given your money back providing the book is in the same condition it was when first checked out. Payment by cash may be given immediate reimbursement, depending on the length of time between paying for the lost book and finding & returning it. Payment by check can take up to 2 months to be reimbursed. No, you do not need to have your receipt for reimbursement.

Last Modified on February 23, 2017