Library Media

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Our Mission

Ensure that all students are effective users of ideas and information.

Our Philosophy

Each Library Media Center in the Hudson School District welcomes all members of the school community. The Library Media Center is a safe place of learning, exploring, reading, and accessing media materials.

Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Beth Sloat
bsloat@sau81.org

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When is the library open?

The Library Media Center is open to all students and staff Monday - Friday from 7:45am to 2:30pm
Library Club:  Weekly (day is set in the fall) 2:30-3:30pm.

How do students visit the library during school?

Students are allowed to visit the Library Media Center during their enrichment class or from their subject class. All students must have a pass from their teacher. Most students will be allowed to stay for 10 minutes in order to find, return, or exchange books. If students are performing research or typing, they are allowed to stay longer, provided they have a pass from their teacher assigning the work. These students may stay for the full class period. Students may charge their laptops if doing independent work.

How do I know what books are in our library?

Students can use the following link to explore our online catolog of books.

How many books can a student check out and for how long?

Students may check out 2 books at a time for a period of two weeks. Books may be renewed. Books checked out for book reports can be renewed until the book report is complete. In order to renew an overdue book, students should email or speak to Mrs. Sloat. Students will not be fined for overdue books. The cost of lost or damaged items must be reimbursed to the media center. If there are any concerns about lost or damaged items please see Mrs. Sloat.

Can students use their computers in the media center to research or to type a paper?

Yes, as long as the student and at least one of his/her parent/guardian has signed and returned the school district computer use policy form