Welcome To Our Library
We are open from 7:30-3:00 on days that students have classes.
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Library Rules
Listen to the Librarian.
Be respectful to the librarian, to your teacher, other students, to any other patron in the Library.
Remember the library is a quiet place.
After you check out your books, you may sit near the door and wait patiently for your teacher.
Running, chewing gum, eating snacks, and loud talking are not allowed in the library.
Ask the librarian for a book if you do not find it in the system or on the shelves.
When you get a book from the shelves please don’t shelve it back, leave it on top of the counter or on the table, the librarian will put it back to the right place.
The computer station has three computers: one is only for the library catalog do not log out, if the patron can not find what they want ask the librarian. The other two computers are for student/teachers projects or for looking some academic information. Remember to use your personal ID number and password and log out once finished.
Books are treasures. If a book is lost or damaged the student will have to pay for it. Sometimes they can replace books with a similar one.
Damaged or Lost Books
If a book is lost or damaged, please pay for it promptly so it can be replaced.

Do not attempt to repair a book. If it can be repaired by us, you will not have to pay for it.
Check-Out Procedures
Cartoon image of children reading books in libraryGrades K-1 may check out one book for two weeks.  We expect the children return their books before as they visit the library every week.
Grades 2-5 may check out two books for two weeks.  We expect the children return their books before as they visit the library every week.
All books must be turned in a week before the end of the semester, or the student's future check-outs will be restricted. Students will also be restricted if they have an overdue or damaged book.
When you check out a book, check for damages and let the librarian know by the next day so you won't be held responsible for the damage.
Fines
An overdue book(s) that is not returned to the Library at Grijalva Elementary on time the system will calculate a fine that the child has to pay.  Although we do not charge for overdue books, we do ask that you pay to replace lost, stolen or damaged books. The child will not be allowed to check out more books until they have either returned their book(s) or paid to replace it.

If the child is in 5th grade they won’t be able to get the primary school certificate, to use any library services in Middle School or graduate from High School.

We can offer some solutions if you are not able to pay for the fines or replace the books such as:
   -Doing volunteer work at school for the amount of the items, for example: if your child has a fine for about $40.00 you can come and volunteer for 3.5 hours ($12.00 per hour).
   -Buying the same book(s) at Bookmans, Goodwill, Savers or Amazon (used in good condition). If you find the book at later date, we will gladly refund your money.
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Library FAQs
Answer: Easy. The library at Grijalva Elementary just need to know your full name.
Answer: For now, hold onto all library and text books until next school year. At this point, there is nothing in place to facilitate the return of your books.
Answer: Fines will be taken care of the same way they are during regular school. If you return your book(s), the fine will be taken off your record. Please do not pay for any fines until school starts in August and you have an opportunity to return your books. If, at that point, you have completely lost your books or they were destroyed, then you can pay fines or replace the books with a new copy. Remember-a good condition used book will cost you less (usually) than the fine amount.
Answer: Yes, the Library has a designated computer just for you to search books in the catalog and check out books. Remember, you can check out only two books, if you are late returning your books the system will show you an alert note reminding you that you are not allow to check out more books. Please return your books on time to avoid fines.
Answer:
Simply, if you have lost your book you have to pay for it or buy a new one (it can be used in a very good condition). If your book is damaged return it and replace it with a new one, it could be the same book used in good condition, sometimes you can find it a little cheaper. If you could not find the same title please bring something similar.

 

For example: Police dogs $ 25 – you can replace it with the same book, you can replace it with the same title but different book or books about working dogs. You cannot replace the book with “Clifford the big red dog : show-and-tell surprise” because “Police dogs” is a different subject than “Clifford the big red dog”.

Search Our Books
To see what books we have available at Grijalva visit the Library website and then expand "Elementary Schools" and select "Grijalva". On the new page that opens select "Catalog" then search for your topic by Keyword, Title, Author, or Subject.
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