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Library

Read, Think, Create!

The library is open from 7:45 to 4:00 each day. To enter the library at 7:45 (before school) you must have a morning pass.  You may sign up for this pass in the library. Students may visit the library with a pink pass throughout the day. Teachers will schedule whole class visits with the librarian and notify students. 

Hale Junior High Library houses thousands of wonderful books, many magazines, Nooks, computers and even a Promethean Table! Books and magazines are checked out for 2 weeks and can be renewed once, for an additional 2 weeks. Books may be returned at the circulation desk or dropped off at the book drop by library doors. 

The Librarian, Library Assistant, and Student Aides are always available to assist you!

Announcements

TCCL Summer Reading Program
Don't forget to be a part of this year's summer reading @TCCL.  Just read or listen to six books to earn a coupon booklet with FREE stuff and discounts.  Plus, you'll be entered in the drawings for AWESOME prizes!

2019 Sequoyah Book Lists
Make sure you're a part of this school's year Sequoyah Awards.  Just read (or listen to) three or more of the books on this year's list, and you get to vote for the 2019 winning author. 

This special Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award is voted on by only the students of Oklahoma, no adults allowed.  Authors will often state the recognition from their readers makes this award one of the highest honors they can wish to achieve.  The Sequoyah Book Award has been around since 1959 and is the third oldest children's choice award in the nation.  

Policies & Procedures

Checkouts

Students may check out two items unless given permission by library staff to borrow more. Books, e-book readers, & MP3 players for audio are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed once. Items on hold by another student/teacher may NOT be renewed.  Equipment (digital cameras, flip cameras), Magazine Back Issues, & Encyclopedias may be checked out for 3 days.  

Fines/Fees

Students are responsible for materials checked out in their names. Overdue and fine notices will be sent either to first hour teachers or to English teachers to hand out to students and they should take immediate responsibility to return the items. Overdue fines are 2¢ per school day for each item up to a maximum of $1. Overdue fines for equipment will be $1 per day. Replacement cost will be charged for lost or damaged books. Students owing fees or fines will lose checkout privileges and receive a hold on grades at the end of the grading periods.

Passes

Students must present a valid pass upon entering the library during class time. The pass must be completed in full and signed by the teacher from whose class the student is coming.  When you arrive at the library, turn in your pass and sign in on the clipboard. 

All students should have a definite work assignment spelled out in writing either attached to the pass or as a student handout. Individual passes from substitute teachers will not be accepted unless previously approved by library staff.

Students with valid ID may use the library without a pass all three lunch periods. Students must sign in at the circulation desk during lunch.

Passes are NOT required to use the library after school; however students must sign in at the circulation desk.

Technology

All students are expected to follow the rules as set forth in the Tulsa Public School Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

rules

The library is a place for everyone and following these rules will ensure that everyone can have a quiet space to study.  To keep others from being distracted, cell phones are not allowed in the library.  If your computer has any type of sound, please use  headphones.  

In order to keep the space clean and functional, snacks and drinks other than water will be allowed in non-carpeted areas.  Water will be allowed in all areas.  Be mindful of the setting and use appropriate behavior including cleaning up after yourself.  

Printing

Copies made on the copier and copies printed from the computers are $0.05 per sheet for black and white or $0.10 for color. Job or College Applications, School Databases & Yearbooks copies are free.  Students are expected to pay for each sheet.

 

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Mission

The mission of the Tulsa Public Schools' Library Media Services is to promote the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable children and young adults to use libraries and information resources for lifelong learning.

Library hours

7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Michelle McCane
Librarian

918-746-9289
mccanmi@tulsaschools.org