Sumner High School Library

ensuring that students become effective and ethical users and producers of ideas and information through reading, research, resource access, and technology usage.

Mrs. Cheryl Gosselin, NBCT, Librarian & Mr. Clemente Villalobos, Library Technician | Hours: Mon 8:35-2:50; Tue-Fri 7:05-2:50

SHS Library Catalog image and link

The Library Catalog is for searching the contents of our library and for information: accounts, holds, favorites, renewals, etc.

Search image and Link to Research eSource Page

Research Databases like Gale, EBSCO, and JSTOR are for researching & finding information!

--> See our eSource Access Guide if you need a p/w to login.

Sora / Overdrive Catalog image and link

Overdrive/Sora is our catalog of audio & ebooks. Read/listen with your Chromebook, or use the app to read/listen with phones or ereaders! (How to)

Padlock image and link to Access Passwords

Passwords may be needed to access library subscriptions. Open this link through your Drive or ask Ms. Gosselin for help. To schedule a library visit, see our posted Schedule.


Power Hour [Lunch A]

Mon 11:44-12:14; Tue-Fri 10:20-10:50

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Mon - WAS Club & Games (gosselin)
Tue - Quiet Work & Study Hall (swigart)
Wed - Silent Reading (SSR) (gosselin)
Thu - Quiet Work & Study Hall (swigart)
Fri - Book Club & Reader's Adv (gosselin)

LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Hours: Mon 8:35-2:50 & Tue-Fri 7:05-2:50


Power Hour [Lunch B]

Mon (closed); Tue-Fri 10:50-11:20

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Tue - Recommendations & Help (gosselin)
Wed - Quiet Work & Tech (uhler/villalobos)
Thu - Recommendations & Help (gosselin)
Fri - Quiet Work & Tech (uhler/villalobos)

"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." - Ursula K. Le Guin

LIBRARY EXPECTATIONS & borrowing & access

Student Expectations

Libraries are used to meet the needs of many patrons with diverse questions and needs. Our community appreciates a library that is a welcoming, productive, considerate place to work, think, read, design, collaborate, study, share, and ask questions. Be respectful. With privilege comes responsibility. Please visit Student Expectations or LRC Procedures & Expectations for more information.

Library Accounts

Access your library account at http://library.sumnersd.org, choose Sumner High School, and login using your student computer login and ID. Use the "my stuff" tab to find your account, history, items out, and due dates.

Borrowing

Library books are checked out for two weeks at a time and may be renewed up to three times if there are no current holds on the title. Materials that are already late cannot be self-renewed, but they can be renewed in person. Please return or renew books on time. Lost, damaged, and books that are not returned are subject to fines as defined by district policy. We believe that the library should be a free and accessible resource for all students; books held past their due date restricts access to others.
We send overdue notices out weekly through student email, but there are many ways to keep informed and avoid fines: 1) check the due date stamp in the back of the book (we still do), 2) ask the library staff to check due dates and/or renew books, 3) check account or renew online by logging in to "My Stuff" with the district computer ID and password, 4) check SBLSD gmail account for weekly overdue notices, and/or 5) watch EdAccess for current fines for lost or damaged materials.

"We are drowning in information but starving for knowledge." - John Naisbitt

LIBRARY STAFF

Mrs. Cheryl Block Gosselin, MEd, NBCT

Certified Teacher Librarian & IB Extended Essay Coordinator

Research, Reading, Digital Resources & Student Accounts

cheryl_gosselin@sumnersd.org


Mr. Clemente Villalobos

Library Resource Technician

Chromebook Help, Tech Requests, Library & Textbook √out & Printing

clemente_villalobos@sumnersd.org


LIBRARY MISSION

ensuring that Spartans are effective users and producers of ideas and information

Professionally staffed school library programs help students become college and career ready by

*providing intellectual and physical access to books, resources, and technology;

*cooperatively developing strategies to meet and extend the resource and inquiry needs of our school communities;

*teaching information literacy, responsible use, and 21st century critical thinking skills;

*encouraging students to be independent thinkers, readers, creators, and imaginative problem solvers; and

*ensuring that students and staff are effective users and producers of ideas and information.


SHS Librarian, Ms. Gosselin
READ SHS Library - ALA copyright

"It is a tie between men to have read the same book." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Students should get a free Pierce County Library System card to access library resources throughout our Pierce County community, including books, Overdrive content, and subscription databases. Reciprocal library cards can be arranged with neighboring library systems, including King County Libraries, Tacoma Public Libraries, and Puyallup Public Libraries, which will give users access to more digital and print content.