The school library is an important part of the school program. Students are encouraged to use the library resources for reference work, pleasure reading, viewing, and listening. Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed for an additional week if a student desires. There are no fines for overdue books. Students are requested, however, to properly care for books in their charge and to return books when due. Parents can help their children develop a genuine love for books and reading by encouraging them to read and by reading to them at home. Losses from the library are usually few. As in any library, parents are responsible for books lost or damaged by students.