Before School: The Media Center is closed until after announcements are completed. However, the hallway book drop can be used to return books during that time. After announcements are completed, students can utilize the Media Center with a pass from their homeroom teacher.
During the School Day: Students are welcome to utilize the services of the Media Center during the day. Assistance will be limited when Mrs. Glass is teaching classes. All students visiting the Media Center are to come with a pass from their teacher during that period.
After School - With Prior Permission from the Library Staff - 2:40 - 3:10: Students wishing to stay after school in the Media Center must get permission from Mrs. Glass at least one day in advance. A written note from the parent stating the date and time of pick up is required. All students must be picked up by 3:10. Please contact Mrs. Glass with any questions.
Books: Students may check out 2 books for 2 cycles. (We are on a 6 day cycle). Students may renew a book for up to 2 times if no other materials are overdue and no other student has put a hold on that book.
Magazines: Students may check out one magazine in addition to their 2 books. Magazines are checked out for 2 cycles.
Reference Books: Some reference books are permitted to circulate overnight only. These books can be checked out after last period and must be returned by the end of homeroom the next day.
What happens if I can't find my Library book/magazine?
Overdue materials - If a student has any overdue materials, they may not check anything else out until the overdue material has been returned.
Fines - If a student is absent on the date the book is due, no fine will be charged if the student returns the book on the first day back.
Books - $0.05 each school day
Magazines - $0.10 each school day
Overnight Books - $0.25 each school day
Damaged/Lost Materials - Students are responsible for all materials they check out. If a book is damaged or lost, they will be charged the full price to replace it. If the lost item is later found and returned in good condition, the student's money will be refunded.
Spring-Ford School District uses MLA style for bibliographic citations. A packet detailing the steps for writing Bibliographies using MLA style will be given to each student at the 7th Grade Center during their lessons in the Media Center. Many teachers have copies for classroom use and the media center has copies for students to use while researching in the Media Center. If students lose their Bibliography packet, students can print out the formats listed in the section at the top of this page titled "Bibliography Formats." This year's booklet has a bright pink cover.
Start your online research with these reputable sources:
World Book Online Reference Center : This website includes all of the information available in the printed volumes, with other special features including current events, features of the month, today in history and more! Click here to visit World Book.
Gale Virtual Reference Library : This website houses a selection of e-books chosen for research purposes. Click here to visit Gale Virtual Library.
If you need user name and password information for either of these sites, stop in the Media Center to see Mrs. Glass.