Frequently Asked Questions
How many books can I check out at one time?
Students may check out a maximum of two books. If you need to have more than two see Mrs. Argotsinger or Mrs. Thornton . Oftentimes an exception can be made for special circumstances.
How long may I keep a book?
Books can be checked out for three weeks. If the due date falls during a vacation period the book will be due after the break.
What if I need longer than three weeks to read the book?
Books can be renewed for an additional three weeks. You can renew books two times. If you need additional time after the two renewals, see Mrs. Argotsinger or Mrs. Thornton.
Do I have to bring the book to the library to renew it?
No. You can renew in the library just by telling us your name. We will tell you the new due date. You can also renew from any location where you have access to the Internet by logging on to the Destiny page using your Power School user name and password. Check your account info and renew your check-outs. The directions for logging into Destiny are on the Destiny home page.
Is there a fine if I don't get my books returned or renewed in time?
Yes, the fine is $.05 per day with a maximum of $1.00 per book. If a book is kept for more than one year, the fine becomes $1.00 per year.
If I find a book title I want in Destiny but it is located at another school in our district, is there a way to borrow it?
Yes. Ask Mrs. Argotsinger or Mrs. Thornton and they can get it for you in a day or two.
Can I make recommendations for books to be purchased for our library?
Yes. Just let one of us know what titles or authors you think should be added to our library.
When I search for books, I sometimes see icons for ebooks. What are ebooks?
Ebooks are electronic books. When you click on the ebook title, you will see an option on the right to read online. Then you can read on your Chromebook, computer, iphone, etc.
What is the user name and password for using Iowa AEA Online databases?
See Mrs. Argotsinger, Mrs. Thornton or any of your teachers for this information.
How much does the coffee cost and when can I purchase a cup?
More information to come, check back for updates.
What areas of the library are you allowed to have coffee/food?
To respect the recent updates and keep any potential "mascots" out of the library, we ask that coffee be kept on the wood flooring around the tall tables. Food is not allowed without prior authorization from administration.