Here are a few options for settlings fines for lost or damaged materials:
1. Pay for the lost item. Replacement cost for the item is listed on the overdue slip. Checks can be made out to Ducketts Lane Elementary and delivered to the library media center.
2. Pay what you can. We realize that not every child can afford the cost of replacing the book. We will accept partial payment for the book, so know that it's okay to "pay what you can". Even if this means that the child gives up snack money (or something comparable) for the week. It's all good.
3. Work off your fine. For those students who are simply not able to pay for the replacement cost of the book, we are offering an opportunity demonstrate responsibility and take care of the fine. Students unable to pay overdue fines can volunteer for a series of mornings in the library media center, helping with various tasks around the library.
Thanks for helping to demonstrate responsibility by taking care of your overdue fines and getting library materials returned on time.
Yours page by page,
- Mr. Winner