Common Sense Library Policies for
Overdue, Missing, and Lost/Destroyed Books
Your child might have accidentally left
his or her book home on library day,
your dog might have discovered that a second grade chapter book
makes a great chew toy, or somehow your child's book has just
Here's what to expect if your little one's book goes temporarily
(or permanently) missing:
- Week 1 - If your child forgets to bring his or her book to library class, I will send a friendly reminder note home in your child's folder which will list the book title.
- Week 2 - If your child forgets his or her book for a second week, I will send home a friendly reminder letter to you indicating that the book is missing. I will tell you when it was checked out, the title, and the replacement cost. This is not a request for payment at this point as it's always my hope that the book turns up. I find that in most cases it does!
- Week 3 - 4 - If the book still hasn't turned up, your options at this point are to replace the book or send in the replacement fee. If there is ever a need to discuss anything directly with me, please do not hesitate to email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
While your child has a library book checked out that hasn't been returned, rest assured that he or she is still given full access to library books and materials
while in library class. I only ask that students leave their new selection with me at the end of class - I will exchange it with them upon return/replacment of the missing book.