Middle School Library
Our mission is accomplished by:
1. Being an integral part of the school’s academic structure, working with faculty members to design curriculum that incorporates research and critical thinking.
2. Providing instruction to foster competence in the research and evaluation process and equipping students with life-long learning skills, enabling them to become responsible, informed citizens in today’s information age.
3. Striving to meet the personal interests and recreational reading needs of faculty, staff and students to foster in students an interest in reading.
Library Hours of Operation
The library is open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. every school day. If a student or faculty member has a library question or need after hours they may email the librarian, who will reply as promptly as possible.
Fifth through Eighth grade students may check out two books at a time for a three-week period. Students may have their limit extended for a project or an assignment. Books may be renewed up to one additional time. The book must be present in the library in order to renew it.
Damaged or Lost Book Policy
If a book is damaged, the student should report it to the library as soon as possible. Please do not try to repair books at home. If a book is lost or damaged beyond use, the student will be charged the full price of the book so that a replacement copy may be purchased for the library collection.
The Destiny Library Catalog allows uses to search the library’s collection for resource availability. Users can also place items on hold. Please let the librarian know if you don’t see the book you are looking for and would like to make a request for the library to purchase the item.
What is a library database and why would I want to use one?
A library database is a searchable electronic catalog or index that contains information about published items. Information contained in databases can range from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and images. In general terms a database is an excellent resource for you to look for reputable resources, especially since this information is not available freely on the internet.
Use the library databases, listed below, to find articles in scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. The library subscribes to a wide range of full-text databases. If you would like instruction on how to use a particular database or to ask which one might best fit your needs please feel free to ask your librarian. Mrs. Liner is happy to assist you with any of your research needs. You can stop by the library to visit her in person or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.