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Welcome to the THS Library Media Center

THS Library Media Center
The THS Library Media Center serves as an integral-supporting component of the total educational program. It functions as a learning laboratory where students and staff may come to work intensively and productively with ideas. 

The library media specialist is available to support students and offers assistance with research, on-line databases, locating books, and much more. 


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Geraldine StackInformation/Media Specialist (201) 862-2483

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Mission Statement


The mission of the school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. (Information Power 6-7)

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.

  • Providing literacy and stimulating interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.

  • Providing leadership and expertise in the use of information and technology.

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Hours of Operation
The library media center is opened throughout the school day from 7am to 2:55pm on Monday and Friday; 7am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Students may use the library media center for research, quiet reading, homework, and/or book selection before, during, and/or after school. All students must sign in at the circulation desk and must have and show their IDs.
 
Checkout Policies and Procedures 
Students may borrow library books for three weeks. Students must have a student ID in order to borrow materials.
 
Library Rules 
All students are expected to follow the rules of the building as well as the following:
  • No food, drink (even H2O!), candy, or visible gum (put all food and drinks on table at library entrance or in your book bag).
  • Students must sign in at the circulation desk.
  • Students must have a signed pass from their teacher to enter/use the library during a class period. 
  • Respect the rights of others to work effectively.
  • Handle all library materials with care.

Library Computer Guidelines


The media center houses 24 desktop computers for students to use. 

Students are encouraged to copy/paste Internet resources to a Word document and then print. Students are asked to check with library staff before printing. 

Acceptable Uses:
  • Only one student on each computer unless otherwise directed by a teacher/librarian.
  • Students may use computers for classroom assignments only.
  • Students may use computers to type papers, projects, or classroom notes.
  • Students may use computers to access the library catalog (Destiny).
Unacceptable Uses:
  • E-mail, chat rooms, forums, music videos, blogs, ezines (xines), instant messenger.
  • Games, game cheats, buying or selling, gambling, accessing pornography or other inappropriate sites.
  • Downloading new programs into the computer, changing computer settings, or otherwise adapting the computer.
Consequences:
  • Removal from the computer for the day and phone contact with parents. If the parents cannot be contacted by phone, a letter will be sent home.
  • Removal from the computer for two weeks, a letter sent home, and a phone call to parents.
  • Referral to the principal/assistant principal. Loss of computer privileges through the building for 9 weeks except for teacher supervised assignments and a parent conference.

Library Printing Guidelines: 

  • Check with the media staff before printing.
  • The number of printed pages is limited to five (5) pages and will be counted. 
  • It is the student's responsibility to be aware of how many pages they have to print before hitting the print button. 
  • Remember to highlight selection to be printed and copy/paste to a Word Document.