Teachers can renew fine-free Talbot County Library cards
EASTON — To make sure no one committed to the education of Talbot County’s children ends up being fined for the books they check out of the library in service to that commitment, the Talbot County Free Library offers teachers “fine-free” cards.
Without fear of fines, public and private school teachers, daycare teachers, and home-school teachers are able to create temporary classroom collections and encourage the reading skills so necessary to a successful life in today’s world.
In exchange for this benefit, teachers are required to renew their fine-free cards at the beginning of each school year. This year, all finefree cards issued for the 2017/2018 school year expired Aug. 31.
Teachers seeking to renew their cards, or those applying for their first fine-free card, must provide a driver’s license or other valid form of identification that verifies their current home address, as well as proof of their current teaching assignment.
Acceptable proof of a current teaching assignment includes a teacher’s work ID with a pay stub issued in the last 60 days, a letter on school or daycare letterhead (signed by the principal of the school or the owner of the daycare) that lists dates and details of the teacher’s assignment, a current State of Maryland Child Care Certificate (for licensed daycare providers) or written verification from Talbot County Public Schools of home-schooling status.
For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626.