Library Visits

To check out books or use the computers you MUST have: a signed pass from your teacher and your SCHOOL ID.

Policies

Library Policies 

We love to see your smiling faces in the library, however... To check out books or use the computers You MUST have:  

  • A signed pass from your teacher 

  • SCHOOL ID 


Students are allowed to have out TWO items from the library. If a student is working on a school project and requires more, a form can be given to the teacher for a special permission so a student can check out TWO additional resources.

If a student would like to check out more that two books, ask about the "frequent reader" program or the "reviews for books" program. Both will earn you more checkouts!

Thank you!

Detailed Library Expectations from your librarian

Passes: 
Students are allowed in the library for any reason before school, during lunch with a pass, or some days after school. Students can come to me before school or the day before to obtain a lunch pass. I will not write lunch passes for the same day after 7:35 AM. Some students have permanent lunch passes. These students know the rules and have proven themselves to behave well in the library. If they break the rules, the passes will be taken away for one week for the first offense (two weeks for the second, etc). If these students are your students and are late coming back from lunch, please email me and I will revoke their pass for one week. 

During the school day, students are allowed with a pass, however, ALL passes must have:
1) date, 
2) time, 
3) teacher's legible name and signature (preferably with room number as well), 
4) student full name, 
5) reason for pass (i.e. research, computer, finding a book, etc), and 
6) if the student is expected back in class or can stay the remainder of the period if work is finished. 

If passes do not have all of the above information, students will be sent directly back to class. If passes are written in pencil and/or look suspicious, I will call to confirm. 

If the reason is to use a computer, for any purpose, students will need to check out the computer with me. This requires a student ID. I will be keeping all computer mice behind the circulation desk. 

If a student does not follow the general rules of the school/library (no personal electronic devices, no food, uniform violations, disrespect of teachers or the space, etc), I will send them back immediately
If a student is told to lower their voice or no streaming media, etc, and persists in the inappropriate behavior after one warning, I will send them back. 
If a student is not working on what they are supposed to be working on, I will send them back after one warning to get back on track. 

I will use my discretion to turn away any student or to remove any students who are causing a problem. 

Regarding classes:
Please call or email me to book classes into the library. I'm always happy to have classes in the library! I have a paper calendar that is constantly updated. The virtual calendar that is linked on the library and HSCommerce website is not always the most accurate. Please let me know: 
1) how many students in your class, 
2) grade and subject,
3) if you need computers,
4) if you prefer to use the library classroom (can hold 16 comfortably, 20 is tight),
5) if you would like to collaborate (I prefer collaboration, but it isn't always possible, I understand). 


Library closings: 
There are some times when the library will be closed. There are district library meetings on the second Wednesday of every month, which requires me to close the library early (1:30pm). Also, the library might be used for MCAS testing, and the library will be closed. In these cases, there should be an email sent out in advance OR day of. 
If the library is closed during the school day for any other reason, I will put a sign up on the door. 

Library Hours: 
In general, the library hours are
Monday: 7:10 - 3:30
Tuesday: 7:10 - 2:30
Wednesday: 7:10 - 2:30
Thursday: 7:10 - 2:30
Friday: 7:10 - 2:30


The library is OPEN for all three lunch periods. I do not close during the school day unless as stated above.