Library Hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm. Students will usually visit the library once every other week in their English Language Arts class. Students may also get a pass from their teacher to come to the library during class or during homeroom to check out a book or work quietly. Please note that the library is NOT open after school.
Book Check Out Policy: Generally, we allow students to check out 3 books at a time. Under certain circumstances, students may be allowed to check out more than three titles. Students have access to books, graphic novels and magazines, and all are checked out for two weeks at a time. Materials may be renewed indefinitely as long as there are no holds on the material. Materials must be brought to the library media center to be renewed. If SHMS does not have the desired materials, we may be able to request from other school media centers.
Late Books and Lost Books Policy: No fines are charged for late materials. If a student has severely overdue materials (more than a month) the student will not be allowed to check out more materials until the outstanding materials are renewed or returned. Replacement fines based on the cost of the material will be charged for materials that are permanently lost or severely damaged.
Volunteers: Student volunteer opportunities are available as a flex option on a monthly basis to help shelve books, process new materials, and do other library tasks.
Program Goals: The four goals of the the library media program are to promote reading for both information and pleasure, to develop effective researching and information-evaluating skills in students, to encourage ethical and creative information sharing, and to create upstanding digital citizens and life-long learners.