The Ins and Outs of TVA's Library

Ever wondered how the TVA library works? Here are a few library facts for you!

Availability

The library is open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:30 – 3:15 and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 – noon. Students are welcome to check out books during their library time, or they may stop by at recess with permission from their teacher. Parents are welcome to come in and check out books for use at home. Please add our email address into your contacts, library@tvja.org. Occasionally we will email parents if a student has a lost book or if there is another question pertaining to the library.

Contact

The best way to reach us is by email: Library@tvja.org. 

Borrowing Books

Book check out began last week. Books are checked out for two weeks at a time. If you are wondering whether a book is due, please look on the inside of the back cover to find the date stamp on the date due slip. As students are checking out books, we do our best to monitor their cards in case they have books that are overdue or are due very soon. If you have any questions about what books your student has checked out, please contact us through our email.

Overdue Fines

Overdue fines accrue at $.10 per day. We do our best to watch student accounts and remind them to turn books in and renew books if they are due but are not at school to turn in. Notification of overdue fines will be sent home after each quarter in the students' homework folder.

The process for payment of overdue fines is as follows; place the amount due in an envelope with your child’s name on the outside and turn in to Monica in the office. Outstanding overdue fines at the end of the school year will incur an additional fine of $3.00.

Lost Books

Lost books happen. If your student has lost a book at home and you are still looking for it, please drop us an email so that we can renew the book to avoid overdue charges until the book is found. If the book is truly lost, please let us know as soon as possible.

You have two options for lost books. You may pay the $20 replacement fee or you may purchase a replacement copy of the book on your own and bring it to the library.

Can Parents Check Out Books?

Parents are welcome to check out books from the TVA library. In addition to our regular collection, we have a number of books on adolescence that may only be checked out with parent permission. For boys we have The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham, RN. For girls we have the American Girl series of books titled The Care and Keeping of You. If you would like us to send one of these books home with your student, please email us and we will package it discreetly for them.

Feel free to drop us a line at library@tvja.org should you have any questions!