What you need to know!

LJHS Library Quirks

  • We talk in our library.
  • We laugh and play games.
  • We work on projects with each other.
  • We read together.
  • We create, in our library.
  • We encourage each other.
  • We house things other than books.
  • We are humans…with similar goals in mind.
  • We support the greater goal of LJHS and LISD.
  • We take pride in our school & community.
  • We dream.

Library Goals

LJHS Library Goals

  • Fill up the space with learners.
  • Allow students and staff in and out of the library, all day, every day.
  • Assist and collaborate with students and teachers for academic and social needs.
  • Encourage community involvement.
  • Foster and develop students and staff literacy (Get everyone READING!).
  • Utilize the space for creative and collaborative efforts.
  • Facilitate and enhance technology.
  • Facilitate and enhance district professional development opportunities.

Our Librarian is a busy lady...

  • She helps everyone (especially YOU)
  • She gets excited a lot & frustrated, too
  • She assists with technology
  • She trains student assistants
  • She monitors the foyer and hallways
  • She laminates for everyone
  • She teaches and mentors
  • She tutors students in all areas or finds a professional who can ☺
  • She loves our school & district and wants you to love it, too
  • She will get you parent volunteers
  • She wants to help you research
  • She schedules the chrome book carts via email
  • She is your greatest resource! Use her.

Media Center Policies

Material Checkout Policy

Students may check out 2 books for 2 weeks. I.D.'s make for an easier/faster checkout, however not required. If students finish reading their books before 2 weeks, they may return them and check out 2 more.

Lost Books

The current replacement price will be charged for lost books.


We have magazines for students and teachers. We use the honor system: you take it and return it when you're finished.

Visiting The Media Center

Students who visit the media center, during class, must have a pass signed, from the teacher and sign in/out in the library binder.

Technology Usage

Students may use the Internet, in the Media Center, for educational purposes. If there are classes in the library, student technology use will need to be teacher monitored.

Library Procedures

  • Students need a pass to come in during instructional time and may come from any class, anytime w/ permission, from their scheduled teacher.
  • 6th grade students visit as a whole class, every two weeks, in rotation and teachers stay with their students while learning in the library.
  • 7th & 8th grade students visit the library as a class, initially, each semester to check out books and then practice a flexible rotation based on individual literacy needs (get a new book when finish an old and class instructional projects).
  • ALL grade levels, and subject levels may schedule library time for learning via email to Mrs. Colvin ( i.e. research, daily lessons, writing or simply a change in environment).

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

As mandated by the federal law enacted by Congress address concerns about access to offensive content over the internet on school and library computers, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was passed. Our district is in compliance with CIPA by providing technology protection measures to ensure that our children are protected. Click on the link for more information on CIPA Compliance.