Library

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AJH Library Media Center  

Mission Statement 
The mission of the Altus Junior High Library Media Center is to establish a culture for investigation and a love of literature, guiding students to read, comprehend, and analyze information effectively and to encourage and empower students to be life-long 21st Century learners. 
 

 

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Promote Reading at Home Websites
How to Raise a Reader
TV vs. Books
Reference Review Jeopardy Game

Library Information and Policies
Hours of Operation

The library is open when the students enter the building at 7:53 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. Students may visit the library during the day when allowed by the classroom teacher.  They are not allowed in the library between classes because it often makes them tardy for the next class. Students must have a  signed agenda book to access the library.  Arrangements can be made with Ms. Thornbrough or Mrs. Butler if students need additional time in the library to complete research projects or other assigned work.


Check-Out Policy
Students may check out one book at a time for a 30 day period.  Book Club members may check out two books at a time.  Exceptions are occasionally made for students needing additional books for research assignments or other projects.

Overdue Book Policy
Our library does not assess late fees.  After a book becomes overdue, the student’s check-out privileges are suspended until the overdue book is returned or paid for.  Overdue notices will be sent to the reading teachers on a weekly basis.  If the book is not returned or payment has not been made for the book  after three overdue notices, the students will be assigned three days of detention.  If the book is not returned after detention is served, the punishment may be decided by the principals. 

Please remember that when a student checks out a book, he/she is responsible for the book.  If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, the student must pay for the book.  Fines may be charged for damages such as missing labels, torn pages, scribbled pages, etc.  If helpful, students may make payments on lost or damaged books until the full amount is received.  Please see Mrs. Thornbrough to make these arrangements.

Library Activities

Book Clubs

AJH students may choose to participate in the 7th grade or 8th grade book club.  These clubs read and discuss various genres of books selected by the librarian.  The library supplies copies of these books for book club members, until the copies run out.  The students meet monthly to discuss the books while enjoying a brown bag lunch together.  Book Club members may also choose to assist with other activities throughout the year to promote reading at AJH.

The Book Clubs will begin meeting again in September.

 

Research Resources
Students may use the state provided databases for research purposes.  They must have the password and ID they received from the library in order to access them.  These databases offer easily retrievable full-text articles and images from thousands of newspapers, magazines, online sources,  reference sources, and U.S. Government documents.  They have been carefully selected for educational content, interest, and age-appropriateness.

EBSCO Host  http://search.epnet.com/login.asp                              
Encyclopedia Brittanica Online  http://k8.eb.com/comptons


Recommended Research Links

Almanac/Atlas

Citations/Bibliography

 Dictionary/Thesaurus

 Directory/Index

 Encyclopedias

Fun Sites

 General Reference


 Government Sources

 History/Geography/Science

Homework Help

 Oklahoma Sources

Other 

 Teacher Resources

RESEARCH PATHFINDERS

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