Books that are borrowed from the library will be due to be returned on or within two weeks of the day that they were borrowed, unless otherwise marked on the book. We now accept renewals by voice mail, call # (717) 874-0517. And, by renewing books in person at the library. Each renewal will add two weeks of time to your books. You cannot renew books for more than two times, or have books for more than six weeks total at one time. It is up to the cardholder to keep track of the due date. We will charge a fee of twenty cents per book, per day, for all overdue books, up to a maximum of Ten dollars. Also, you will be charged the full value for each book that is not returned after sixty days of the due date and they will become your property. Thank You, for your cooperation and support. If reasonable, Stoltzfus Christian Library has the right to revoke the validity of your library card at any time without prior notice.
Late fees for books/materials are 20¢ per day with a maximum fee of $5.00 per item.
$1 per day for all sets of CD’s with a maximum of $5 per item. If it is a single CD it qualifies for the 20¢ per day books/materials fee.
First Notice at 2 Weeks
The first overdue notice will be sent to the most recent address listed in the library records for the patron account when the item is 2 weeks overdue. The notice will include a list of overdue books/materials.
Failure to return the items listed in this notice within 10 days of the date of this notice will result in a suspension of a cardholder’s Stoltzfus Christian Library borrowing privileges until the account is cleared.
Failure to return these items within 4 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account for the replacement cost of the materials.
Second Notice: Bill for replacement at 4 weeks
The second notice is sent when the item is 4 weeks overdue. This is a bill for the replacement of the books. If the billed items are found, you need only pay the late fees.
LOST AND DAMAGED ITEMS
Lost item charges equal the price of the item. It is your responsibility to contact the library to arrange for the payment of late fees. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about your account.
ENFORCEMENT OF LATE FEES
Library patrons of the parents of the juvenile library patron are expected to return library materials promptly and to pay any late fees incurred.
If an item is more than 14 days overdue, borrowing privileges are suspended until the materials are returned and the late fees are paid. Late fees must be paid and overdue materials returned before suspended borrowing privileges are restored.
It is our desire as a Christian library to provide quality books and information that are Biblically sound. We do screen our books, however with the overwhelming amount of books available it is not possible for us to read every one. If you find something that is questionable please bring it to our attention and we will be happy to investigate.
Also, there are some books that are available, that are good, and are written by Christian authors, but are intended to be read by older teenagers or adults. It is still the responsibility of parents to know what your children are reading.
Please tell us how we can improve, if you like this library tell others, but if you don’t, let us know. If you have a great book suggestion, or ways that we can improve etc. simply write it on a piece of paper and drop it in the donation box.
We do accept and appreciate book donations, but please donate only books that are of good quality and can be read for many years to come, also, leave your name and telephone number in case for some reason, we can contact you if they do not meet our standard. If they do not meet our standard, and no name and phone number is left, we will donate them to a local thrift store or dispose of them as we see fit. Thank You! Your continued support is what helps make this library possible!