Teach­ers can re­new fine-free Tal­bot County Li­brary cards

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

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.

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