During this period of virtual education, the EHS Librarian, Ms. Bower, is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. Though your subject teacher should generally be your first contact with questions, I will happily provide further clarification regarding the school’s various research resources.
At-home passwords for the school’s subscription database resources were shared on March 23 with all EHS teachers, who have been instructed to post them on the “closed” online environment of their Google Classroom. Please look for them there…plus other library support materials that may have been provided.
If you still have library materials in your possession due to the unexpected school closure, please return them to the high school’s main office so they can be disinfected and prepared for next year’s patrons. If there is a past fine on your account, or returning currently-held materials creates one, don’t worry; it can be paid next year (and there were no penalties during the school closure from March 13 to June 11). Thank-you so much, and enjoy a safe summer!
Library Use during Mid-terms and Final Exams
(approved by Dr. Kieres on 5/30/19)
The EHS Library is available for QUIET STUDY ONLY during mid-terms and final exams and will close shortly after the last exam for the day. There are no evening hours on exam days.
Students who choose to be in the library during an exam will be expected to stay there until that exam period concludes. Lav visits are by library escort only.
Students are permitted to use their district-issued devices during testing sessions and use will be monitored via Hapara to ensure compliance with EPSD’s Acceptable Use Policy.
There will be no printing and no cell phone or electronic device use (E.g., smartwatch) beyond district-issued Chromebooks/designated library computers. Calculators are permitted if they are not part of a phone. Noise must remain at a level that does not disturb others, so bring headphones or earplugs and maintain reasonable volume if you wish to listen to music. Those who do not comply with these regulations will be promptly escorted to the school cafeteria.
Beverage Policy Update: September 2018
Starting with school year 2018-19, with the blessing of Dr. Kieres, the EHS library will permit the consumption of beverages that accompany visiting patrons. This change is in keeping with our recent efforts to update the physical space and create an even more inviting and comfortable atmosphere that will promote both academic and social use. It will be the responsibility of library patrons to safeguard the library’s resources–as well as their own, personal property–through smart choices that help prepare young adults to navigate the modern, “beverage-everywhere” society . Secure lids and careful handling (no open containers or “tea parties,” please) are standard expectations. Reparation for accidents and/or damage will fall to the patron(s) involved.
Summer Reading Information
The EHS Library houses a limited number of summer reading titles, so students interested in borrowing them are wise to do so as soon as they are available for summer circulation (Friday, June 7, 2018). After the normal school year ends, the hours of library operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. Please contact the Main Office to ensure that library personnel will be available to assist you when you visit.
Books checked out on June 7 (or later, throughout the summer) are due back on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Book check-out requires a high school student ID for upperclassmen or a middle school ID for incoming freshmen. Students must sign in and enter through the Main Office before heading to the library for their books.
Please use the following link to access specific summer reading information (received via email from the English Department chair on 5/23/17). Please check with your teachers to ensure that there have been no additions or changes.