Library Media Center

Library Information

Library Staff

Peg Grocki, Media Specialist pgrocki@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Susan Eblen, Department Coordinator seblen@simsbury.k12.ct.us

Procedures

Circulation

  • 2 weeks for Fiction, Nonfiction, Audio Books and Magazines
  • eBooks are automatically returned after 2 weeks

Overdue Notices

  • Distributed monthly via homeroom classes.
  • All overdue materials must be returned at the end of the semester to receive your report card.
  • Students are required to pay for lost or stolen materials.

Use of Personal Email

  • Students are required to ask to use email prior to logging on.
  • Email is only allowed to send assignments back and forth to school.

Bring Your Own Devices

  • Students are allowed to bring their own devices at the teacher's discretion.
  • All devices must be charged at home. Students will not be allowed to charge personal devices at school.
  • See BYOD policy in your student handbook, if you have additional questions.

Passwords

  • Students will use personal logins and passwords for many programs this year. If you are unable to access information because of a password problem, please see Mrs. Grocki or Mrs. Poon.
  • Databases requiring general schoolwide usernames and passwords can be found on the Passwords sheet handed out during orientation. Additional copies are available in the Library Media Center.

Social Media

  • HJMS offers students several opportunities to work collaboratively with others students and teachers. Please be reminded that these environments are an extension of your classroom and the language, tone and content of the material that you share should reflect this.

Policies

Materials Selection Policy

Flex Access

Flex Access

  • The mission of the library media center program is to "enable students to become independent, information literate, life-long learners." To achieve this mission, the Simsbury Library Media Centers embrace an open access/flexible scheduling philosophy.

Copyright

Copyright

  • American Library Association website

Fair Use Checklist

Fair Use Checklist

  • Do you know whether you are using material from books, websites, music, videos, etc. legally? Understand the four factors used to determine fair use.

Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:15-3:20
Tuesday, Friday 7:15-2:20

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Logo

Grade 7 Summer Reading Requirements:

Please read 500 pages over the summer. Reading can be in any genre you want and split between as many books as you prefer to read. Complete a log entry using the reading log below. For each book you will read and answer some questions about your reading, adding more log entries if needed. Prepare to submit this assignment to your teacher at the beginning of the next school year.

Grade 8 Summer Reading Requirements:

Please read one book (for Level II) or two books (for Level I) over the summer. Reading can be in any genre you prefer to read. Complete a log entry using the reading log below. For each book you will read and answer two questions about your reading, adding more log entries if needed. Prepare to submit this assignment to your teacher at the beginning of the next school year. If you read additional books, please add a list of titles and authors on the back of the page.

Grade 7-8 reading suggestions from the CT State Library!

Summer Reading Logs:

Great things happen @ the Simsbury Public Library! Check out the Teen Summer Program.


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