• Welcome to the Snake-pit at Dessau Middle School Library!


    The library is open daily from 8:00am-3:15pm. 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.


    Students must check themselves into the library using the Google form just past the entrance next to the chalkboard sign directing them to the check-in station. This counts as their attendance in the case of an emergency. Students CHECK-IN by scanning the BARCODE on their ID badges.


    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 found and 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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Summer Send-Off Newsletter by Jean Darnell



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Ms. Jean Darnell

Ms. Darnell is a Texas librarian and former English/ESL 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, where she shares lesson ideas & content aimed at improving the diverse role of librarians for all students, but especially students of color. To learn more, please visit her website. Contact the DMS Librarian at Eboni.Darnell@pfisd.net or via 512-594-2671, phone.
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