The Abington Junior High School library and its staff provide a variety of services to meet the information needs of the student body. The library is a member of the Access Pennsylvania System which makes available titles from more than one thousand other participating public schools, and special libraries. Students are encouraged to use these resources for both class assignments and personal needs. Electronic resources are continually being enhanced and updated.
Students receive instruction in library information skills throughout their junior high school years to make them more familiar with the library and to help them become independent researchers and learners. Librarians perform booktalks and readers’ advisory to support the curriculum and to promote pleasure reading. The multi-user automated catalog and electronic reference network provide students with numerous pathways for retrieving information. Internet access is available at all student computers.
Students may volunteer to work as Library Aides. Those interested should listen for announcements during the first weeks of school.
Books may be borrowed for two weeks with renewal privileges (unless there is a demand for a particular item). Magazines and pamphlets may be signed out for three school days. Reference materials are available for overnight use. Fines are charged for items that are not returned on time.
The library is open throughout the school day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Using the Library:
Students may come with a class to work on projects or to borrow materials. A pink pass signed by a subject teacher is required to visit the Library from a study hall period or to come to the Library in the morning before first period. Students may come to the Library without a pink pass between classes and after school.
Students may check out as many books as needed, within reason, to complete a given assignment. Books may be borrowed for a period of up to 10 school days.
Students may borrow back-dated magazine issues for a period of 3 school days.
Students may borrow reference books for overnight use only. These materials may be signed out after tenth period and must be returned prior to first period the next day.
Students are responsible for all borrowed materials. Fines are charged for overdue materials at the rate of 5 cents per day for each book, magazine or pamphlet and 10 cents per day for each reference book. Borrowing privileges will be withdrawn if obligations are not met.
Sign out process:
Students should take the selected materials to the aide or librarian at the circulation desk where they will be checked out using the bar code. A Date Due card will be placed in the book pocket noting when to return the materials.
Mrs. Janine Sack, Supervisor of Literacy
Ms. Lori Snead, Librarian
Mrs. Paula Hairston, Secretary
Mrs. Rosanna Loston, Teacher Aide