Library Policies and Information
The library at Page Middle School strives each day to achieve its goal to have all students become socially responsible independent library users, life-long learners, and to develop a love of reading, in addition to supporting the instructional program and curriculum of the school with an emphasis on information literacy. To meet these goals, the library offers a collection of more than 11,000 books, plus an extensive collection of magazines, audio books, videos, and DVDs. The library’s collection also includes online sources such as Grolier Encyclopedia, Nettrekker, and Tennessee Electronic Library. Materials selection is made based on the developmental needs of the students, faculty, administration, and staff.
To provide maximum access to the its resources, the library operates on a flexible schedule in which teachers sign up to bring in their classes to check out books and/or to do research at the teacher’s point of need. Students may come to the library at any time during the school day as long as they have an agenda signed by their teacher giving them permission to do so. The library is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or later as needs arise on school days. The library staff is committed to providing enthusiastic support of reading in all formats as a means of lifelong learning, enjoyment of reading, a penchant for discovery, and success in the classroom.
- The library is open for check-out from 7:05 a.m. – 2:40 p.m., unless the library is closed for testing or other special circumstances.
- Students may check out up to 3 items at one time.
- Check-out periods for students are 1 month.
- Students may renew their items as long as there are no holds on that item.
- Students are charged a fine of $0.10 per day, per item for every day that their items are late, unless other arrangements are made with the Mrs. Caudle or Mrs. Layne. The maximum amount for fines is the cost of the book plus a $2.00 processing fee.
- If a student has an overdue book out and they cannot renew it, they are not allowed to check out another item until the overdue item is returned and the fine has been paid.
- If a student has a fine of more than $1.00, they may not check out any other items until they pay their fines. If they have a fine of less than $1.00 and have no overdue items on their account, they may still check out a book.
- Students may check out books, graphic novels, books on tape, and books on CD.
- If a student has lost or damaged a book, he or she must may a replacement cost, which is the cost of the book plus a $2.00 processing fee.
- If a student has any outstanding books or fines of more than $1.00 at the end of the school year, his or her report card will be held until either the book is returned, the fine is paid, or replacement costs have been paid.
- All outstanding fines of $1.00 or less at the end of the year will be waived.
- A student may place a hold on a book that is checked out by another student or staff member with either the librarian or library assistant. A student may have a maximum of 5 holds at any one time. When a student’s hold comes in, the student’s homeroom teacher will be notified and the student will have 3 school days to pick up the hold.
- To check out a book, students must have their agenda. They scan their agenda first then scan the Page Middle barcode on the item to check out a book.
- Students may come to the library to check out a book before school from 7:05 – 7:20, after school from 2:27 – 2:40, in-between classes, when they come to the library with their classes, during class without their teacher if they have a signed agenda, and during focus with their teacher’s focus pass.