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Library/Media Center

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 3:10pm
Additional hours available upon request
Phone: (717) 464-3311, ext. 3014

Mission:

The mission of the Martin Meylin Library Media Center is to work in a collaborative environment with faculty and staff to promote reading and provide resources and services that allow students and teachers to be effective users of information in a variety of formats.

Resources:

The library collection is comprised of over 9,000 items. Available resources include books, reference materials, magazines, e-books, eReaders and audio books. In addition, students have access to databases through district subscription as well as databases provided through the statewide PowerLibrary initiative.

Visiting the Media Center

Do you have questions about the Library Media Center?
for example...

WHEN CAN I USE A COMPUTER?

  • ONLY IF You are Working on an Assignment!
  • During Homeroom
  • During Lunch/Recess
  • During Directed Activities
  • After Schoo

WHEN CAN I CHECK OUT A BOOK?

  • Homeroom
  • Reading Workshop
  • Lunch/Recess
  • After Schoo

WHEN CAN I SIT AND READ?

  • Only during Reading Workshop (ask your teacher for specific permission)

The Library & Passes: FAQ

Homeroom
-You must get a pass from your Homeroom teacher, NOT the library! (it is up to your homeroom teacher if they want to let you come to the library or not)

Lunch/Recess
-You must get a pass from the library.
-Get a pass during homeroom or before your lunch/recess period.
-The library may not be open every lunch/recess period due to classes using the library, etc.

Directed Activities
-You must get a pass from the library.
-Get a pass during homeroom or BEFORE your D.A. period.
-Do not come to the library just to check your grades.
-Be prepared to STAY in the library for the ENTIRE period!
-The library may have limited space during D.A. due to classes using the library, etc.

You Cannot Reserve Library Passes Days in Advance-Sorry
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN IN/SIGN OUT WHEN VISITING THE MEDIA CENTER

Services & Policies

Services:

Computers
The library contains approximately 33 Thin Client PCs, 2 Dell PCs, and 17 iMacs that are available for student use.

Copier
The library has a copier available for student use. There is no currently charge to make copies.

Interlibrary Loan
The library participates in the Access PA program, which allows MM students to borrow books from other libraries throughout the state. This is a free service for students. Borrowing periods for these materials vary. See the librarian to request books from other libraries.

To view the Access PA catalog of available items, visit: http://www.accesspa.state.pa.us and select the "Search the Database" tab at the top of the page.

Printing
The library provides access to a black & white printer free of charge to students. Printing should be for educational purposes only. Limited availability to a color printer for projects, etc. is also available to students within the media center.

Policies:

Circulation
Most materials may be checked out from the library.
Students may borrow up to 3 items at a time from the library.
Borrowing periods are:
General Collection (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kindle & Audio Materials): 2 weeks
Reference Books & Encyclopedias: Overnight only
Magazines: 2 weeks
Interlibrary loan materials: Varies

Renewals: Items can be renewed for an additional 2 week checkout. Students wishing to have items renewed should see library staff. You must bring the item to the circulation desk in order to renew it.


Fines
Students will be charged fines for overdue/late materials. Fines are not charged on days when school is not is session (weekends/holidays/snow days). Fine/overdue notices are sent via email to parents/guardians every Saturday morning. Students recieve printed fine/overdue notices in homeroom every Tuesday. Fines are as follows:
General collection: .10/day
Reference books, audiobooks, Kindles: .25/day

Kindles
Kindle eReaders are available to be checked out by students in Grade 8 only. Students must have a signed parent user contract on file in the library in order to borrow Kindles. Kindles can be checked out for two weeks.

Lost/Damaged Items
A replacement fee will be charged for library materials that are lost or are damaged beyond repair. Charges assessed will be accordance with policies outlined in the student handbook.

Collection Development Policy (link to Board policy)

Media Center Materials Weeding Policy:
In order to maintain a collection of materials within the framework of the philosophy of the Lampeter-Strasburg School district selection procedure and witihn the physical restraints of the school media center, the following criteria for maintaining the collection has been established.

Definition: Weeding is the process of withdrawing materials from the collection that are no longer suitable for use. It is a continuous process; however, special attention is given during the annual inventory. Weeding is completed by the library staff with the help of school faculty who are consulted as needed.

Criteria for Removal of Materials:
-Poor physical condition and rebinding/mending would be futile.
-Content is inaccurate, obsolete, or misleading.
-Material has been superseded by new or revised material.
-Material has not circulated within a five-year period.
-Duplicates whose material is no longer in demand.
-Material does not reflect the curriculum.

Media Center Staff

Ms. Elizabeth L. Henry, Librarian
M.S. in Library Science, Clarion University
B.S. Ed. in Library Science, Clarion University

School Activities:
Pioneer Yearbook Business Advisor (HS)
Pioneer Pageturners Student Bookclub Co-Advisor (HS)
Leadership Council Member (HS)
Creative Arts Team Member (MM)

Member:
Lancaster-Lebanon AccessPA Library Consortium
PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarians Association)
ALA (American Library Association)
AASL (American Association of School Librarians)

Ms. Henry has been the librarian at L-S HS since 2007. Since 2011, she has served as librarian at both the middle school and high school. Prior to joining the staff at L-S, she worked for several years as the librarian at East Juniata High School in McAlisterville, PA. Outside of school, Ms. Henry's hobbies include reading (of course!) She also enjoys volunteering at the Quarryville Library over summer break.

Ms. Rae Ann Henry, Library Assistant
Another important part of the library team is Mrs. Henry. She is always ready to assist L-S students in any way she can!

Audio Library

Play Away Audio Books Library Audio Library

The library is pleased to announce the addition of Playaway audio books to our collection! To search for audio book titles available in our collection, click "Online Catalog" from the left menu, select "Resource Lists" and then select "Audio Books @ MM." Like regular books, audiobooks may be checked out of the library for 2 weeks at a time.


What is a Playaway?

-Each Playaway device is about the size of a deck of cards; you can hold it, wear it around your neck with the attatched lanyard, or set it next to you. Each Playaway is pre-loaded with an entire audiobook. Just plug in earbuds/headphones or attatch the unit to a set of speakers and press "Play" to listen to the selected book!


-Playaway also offers serveral listening features, including:


Automatic Bookmark: Remembers where you left off when the Playaway is turned on again.


Choice of Narration Speeds: You can speed up or slow down the narrator speed based on your listening preference.


The library recommends reading along with the print copy of the book while listening the audio, if possible. Print copies to go along with our audiobooks are available for checkout in the library.

Library Research Class

Moodle

Online Catalog

Click Here

Research Links

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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Phone: 717-464-3311

Fax
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485

Email: info@l-spioneers.org

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