Lost or Damaged Library Book… What Do I Do?
First of all, don’t panic, most lost library books turn up. Moreland School District does not charge overdue fines. Please help your child carefully check their backpacks and your home and cars. If it doesn’t turn up, please help your child check their desk, cubby, and classroom library. Tell them to talk to Mrs. Kahn and she will check the library shelves and see if it got put back on the shelf without being checked in by the computer.
If the library book is indeed lost, then you can replace the book with another copy of the book (It must be the same binding as the lost book.) or you can pay a replacement fee; $20 for a hardback fiction book, $25 for a hardback nonfiction book or $10 for a paperback book. If you find the book within 30 days, then your money will be refunded. If it is longer than 30 days, then you may keep the book or donate it to the library. Unfortunately, your child cannot check out a book until the lost book is replaced or the replacement fee paid.
If your child’s damaged book can be repaired and continue to circulate to other students, then an apology and conversation about good book care is all that is necessary. If your child has damaged a book beyond repair, then the same 2 options are available to you, replace the book with another copy of the book with the same binding or pay the replacement fee. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Rafferty at [email protected].org