The philosophy of our Library Media Center is to glorify God through the provision of appropriate media resources. Our goal is to provide faculty and students with the tools necessary to develop ideas and access information while promoting a love for reading. Through assistance and instruction students will learn the basic process of research and thinking skills to meet their individual needs and information goals. This will be accomplished in collaboration with administration, faculty, and the school curriculum.
Library manners will be discussed at the beginning of each school year during orientation. Access to the library may be limited or withheld at the librarian’s discretion, to any student whose behavior is inappropriate while visiting the library.
Students may check-out a maximum two books at a time, in addition to one class novel for third through fifth grades. Audiobook kits are limited to one per check-out. Students may not check-out books under another person’s name or for another person.
The check-out period is 14 days and 7 days for audiobook kits and magazines. Classroom curriculum novels are subject to the teacher’s reading schedule. All materials may be renewed once to extend the check-out period.
Fines for overdue materials are not assessed unless the extended check-out time has expired and the book is considered lost.
Students will be charged the replacement cost for a lost item plus a $2.50 processing fee.
A fine of half the cost of an item returned damaged, or the cost to replace the item, plus a $2.50 processing fee if it is damaged beyond repair, will be assessed.
Copies up to three pages per reference item are available for research projects with 24 hour notice at no charge.
Parents and students: Please be advised that the items selected for the library may not all be Christian or acceptable to every family. Because it is the school's desire to teach students to critically evaluate what they read, some non-Christian materials are included. It is important for parents to know they should be actively involved in helping their children evaluate what they read and further censor where they feel it is necessary.