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Library Policies

Christian Heritage School provides a library/media center for use by students, staff, and parents. The media center serves students in grades K- 12.

Location

The main media center is located across from the main office and is accessible to lower school and middle school students.

Hours of Operation and Schedule

The media center is opened for patron use Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Wednesday is a work day in the library for volunteers.
Elementary classes are scheduled to visit the media center once a week for thirty to forty-five minutes. During this time students check out or renew materials, conduct research for papers and projects, and enjoy story time. Individual classes can be scheduled for grades 6-12 for research and instruction. Students are welcome to come to the library anytime during the school day when they have permission from a teacher.

Collection

The media center has over 13,000 books, DVDs, and reference materials. Library Surpass Safari, the computerized card catalog, can be accessed by students, teachers, and parents with an internet browser at http://christianheritage.mysurpass.net/ or under the Quick Links tab on our website.  Surpass Software is the computerized library system used to manage the library holdings and patron records.

Circulation Policies

Books are circulated as follows:
Grades K-1: Students may check out one book for 2 weeks.
(Once students begin Accelerated Reader, students in grades K-1 may check-out 2 books at a time.)
Grades 2-12: Students may check out a maximum of 4 books.

Overdue notices will be sent out periodically via email.  Fines of 10 cents per day will be charged.  Lost books must be replaced by the patron at the replacement price indicated on the item record.  Final report cards will be held pending payment of fines or replacement costs.

Library Conduct

A quiet atmosphere of study and reading is required in the library.  Parents are urged not to send students to the library as a holding area after school.  After school, the library is to be utilized for students who are testing, tutoring, doing homework, or conducting research.

Students and parents are encouraged to be good stewards of the resources and materials from the CHS library.  Materials are to be returned in a timely manner and in good condition.

Library Resources

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is available through the CHS library.  Elementary school teachers are encouraged to utilize this program to encourage reading development in the elementary grades.

 

Other useful websites for student use are:

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