The Susan B. Anthony Resource Center, the library at Hoosac Valley Middle School, provides a wide variety of books for our students to borrow for reading practice, information and enjoyment. Students can visit the library independently or with their class to select books.
The Resource Center is automated with an electronic catalog.
Students may use the Resource Center on the following terms:
- The Resource Center is for quiet study. Students must be respectful of all persons in the room.
- Reference materials do not circulate and must be used in the library.
- Students can check out one book at a time. Exceptions are made if the student needs additional books for project work.
- Students are responsible to handle the library books with care since they are for everyone to share. Any book damage should be reported as soon as possible so that an attempt can be made to repair it.
- Library books are checked out for two weeks then must be returned. A book may be renewed as long as no one else is waiting for it.
- Students are responsible for all library books checked out in their name. The term “books” includes all library materials. An overdue fee of five cents will be charged for every school day* that a book is late (*excludes weekends, holidays, vacation days, snow days, full-day in-service days, absences due to extended illness). Overdue reminders are sent to students through their homeroom or subject teachers on a regular basis. Students who routinely have overdue books will be referred to the Dean and parents will be notified. Failure to comply may result in restriction of library borrowing privileges.
- If a book is lost or damaged, payment toward a replacement will be requested from the parent/guardian. If the student leaves the district, all books must be returned and fees paid before moving.
- Computers are available for student use in the Resource Center. Printing is available for school purposes to all students. Inappropriate use of school computers may result in disciplinary measures, such as loss of computer privileges, detention, etc.