• Hours

    The library is open daily from 8:00am-3:30pm. I take "C" lunch from 12:25-12:55, closing briefly for nourishment. Reserving the library can be made here. Please send students with a legitimate pass from their classroom instructor (name, date/time of student & staff) and reason for their visit.

    The library is open during each lunch, unless the library is already being used by a class. Students need to get a library pass from the principal on duty at lunch to leave the cafeteria.

    Policies and Procedures

    • Students may check out a maximum of two books or one book and one magazine.

    • Books are checked out for 2 weeks (including weekends).

    • Fines for partial damage (ripped page, writing, etc)  will be determined at the campus level.

      If an item is damaged beyond repair or lost, a student will be expected to pay the cost for its replacement.  This includes removing barcode labels and other identification markers.

      Items that are overdue for 4 weeks or more may be marked Lost.  Students will then owe the replacement cost of the item, if it is not returned.  

      Students with fines for lost or damaged materials at one campus will not be allowed to check out at another campus, until their library record has been cleared.

    • A student must pay for damaged or lost items checked out in his/her name.

    • Items with a yellow "library use only" sticker are not checked out to students, but students may use them in the library.


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Degrees and Certifications:

Jean Darnell

Jean Darnell is a Texas librarian and former English teacher. She has 20+ yrs in education, teaching everything from US History and English Language Arts to creative writing and ESL. She presently advocates for all students via her blog, AwakenLibrarian.com. A fierce blogger for almost a decade, she shares lesson ideas & content aimed at improving the diverse role of librarians FOR all students, but especially students of color. A conference presenter & panelist speaker, she has also served on various national & local committees, including the 2020 Caldecott Medal Book Award Jury from the American Library Association (ALA), the Coretta Scott King Tech Committee and the 2015 Texas Bluebonnet Committee. She is a current member of the advisory board for PBS Newshour Classroom. When she isn’t supporting equity & inclusion, she's either reading, in her garden speaking love into her plants, practicing German (Ich liebe Deutsch!) or playing her cello to soothe her spirit. She has an undergraduate degree from Baylor University & a masters' degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is certified to teach in ELA grades 6-12, ESL & school librarianship from Pre-K through 12th grade. 
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