Welcome to the JFKHS Library webpage! Feel free to come see us anytime during the school day (as long as you have a pass during class time). We are open before school and after school for students and parents who need assistance or to use our resources.
If you need to find books, use this link: Library Search . To take the Star Reading Test, click this link: STAR
Students may check out books at any time, as long as their record is clear-- in other words, if you have an overdue book (even from middle school or elementary), you will not be able to check out a new book until you resolve it.
All students are allowed up to 3 books and the checkout period is 2 weeks. You may renew a book for 2 additional weeks, as long as you don't have another overdue book. Any additional renewals will depend on the popularity of the book and the situation. We do not have overdue fines, but damaged or lost books will be charged and MUST be cleared.
We do have audio-visual material and equipment for teacher use, as well.
The library has 30 computers for student use in our computer lab. Unless a class is scheduled, students may come in to use a computer as long as they have a pass from their teacher. Make sure you don't forget your login and password!!!!
We do charge for printing-- it is 5 cents a page (black and white, only). We currently do not have a color printer.
We carry over 40 popular and educational magazines for students, teachers, and parents to read. Students may only check out magazines that are not current issues (for example, they want to check out the July issue in August and the August issue is on the shelf). Current issues must stay available for all to read. Here are some examples of titles we carry: World Soccer, Skateboarding, Ebony, People, Modern Drummer, Entertainment Weekly, People en Español, etc.
We have seating areas for classes and individuals to come in and study, read, visit, etc.
How do we choose our books? Ms. Taylor always welcomes suggestions from students and staff. Other than those, we use recommended reading lists from various organizations, such as the Award lists (Newbery, Printz, Great Graphic Novels, etc.) and high-interest reading lists, such as the TAYSHAS list. In addition, Ms. Taylor wanders book stores and websites looking for highly recommended titles to add excitement to our collection. Our nonfiction suggestions come from the topics that are studied in the school and the ones that students might want to study for more information.