Library Hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm. Cohort A and B students will typically visit the library once every three weeks 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. Check back soon for information about curbside checkout for Cohort C students.
Book Check Out Policy: While we are in the hybrid learning model, up to 6 materials may be checked out for a three week period. Only 2 graphic novels may be checked out at a time. Magazines may only be checked out for one week. 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. Inter-library loan from other 196 schools is not available during the hybrid distance model.
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. See Ms. Mildahl for details. Adult volunteers are also welcome! Sign up here.
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.