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St. Pius X Catholic School

Policies and Procedures

The Saint Pius X Elementary Library/Media Center maintains a multi-ethnic, multimedia collection that supports the curriculum, Catholic teachings and the diverse needs and learning/teaching styles of the faculty and students. Special attention is given to the development of positive attitudes towards libraries and information sources that will promote the lifelong use of libraries and other resources to help students stay informed in a rapidly changing world.
  • Library Hours: The library is open after school until 4 p.m. Mon., Tu., Thurs or while students are present. 
  • Circulation: A specific time is allotted to each class within the school week. During this time, students exchange or renew books. Younger grade levels may also have a story time or library instruction. Books will not be checked out to students with outstanding fines or overdue materials.
    • PreK comes into the library for story time once a week starting in the 2nd quarter
    • Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one book each week.
    • 1st-8th are allowed to check out 2 books. A third book may be checked out if it is required for a classroom assignment.
  • Library visits: Students may visit the library during the day with teacher's permission and a library pass. Any after school visit must have a written notice sent to the teacher. A parent is welcomed to come into the library with their student after school.
  • Checkout Period: Kindergarten - 4th grade has a 1 week checkout period. 5th-8th is given 3 weeks.
  • Renews: Books may be renewed. The book must be present when renewed.
  • Overdue books: Fines are assessed at .10 per day per book. 
  • Lost/damaged books: Students are responsible for reimbursing the school for lost or damaged books. Students may not check out another book until the book cost is paid.
  • Magazines and Periodicals: They are here for the classes to enjoy and may not be checked out.
  • Overdue notices: Notices are automatically emailed every Thursday. Effort is made to inform students verbally of late fees if they are present when the book is returned.