GHS Library Policies & Mission Statement

  • Circulation Policies:
    • We suggest that books be checked out for a maximum of 2 weeks. They can be renewed only if there is not another patron waiting for it.  
    • While there are no fines for late materials, if you lose a library material you will be charged the list price of the book in order for us to order a replacement copy.  

    Library Policies:
    • No food or drinks around the computers!  Only water is allowed at the library tables.  If you have a drink or food when you come in, you may leave it at the library desk and pick it up when you leave.
    • Cell phones may be used RESPECTFULLY before/after school and at lunch.  Please have it on silence and be respectful of those around you.  If you are in the library with a class it is up to YOUR TEACHER if you may use your phone.
    • If you come to the library during a class period you MUST have a pass from your teacher to be in the library.  If there is a class in the library you may not be able to stay.

    Computer Policies:
    • You must be working on school related items on the computers in the GHS library.  
    • Do not plug in your phones or ipods, etc. into the library computers to charge.
    • Do not attempt to bypass the filtering system or look at inappropriate materials on GHS computers.
  • Mission Statement

    KCS Librarians/Media Specialists Beliefs 


    We believe the Library Media Specialist will:
    • Promote a love of reading.
    • Create a safe and inviting environment for all learners. Cultivate a spirit of inquiry.
    • Collect a rich variety of resources to support the needs of each learner.
    • Provide equitable information access to all learners.
    • Teach learners:
      • To access information efficiently for a variety of purposes.
      • To evaluate and discern among information sources.
      • To use information critically, effectively, and ethically.
    • Collaborate with students and teachers to decide the best methods for creating and sharing information.
    • Integrate services with the school’s mission and goals.
    • Model lifelong learning by engaging in relevant and sustained professional development.