Parent Resources

Nan Harlow, Librarian 940-574-4506 Ext.1039

Mission Statement:

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas that will enable them to become lifelong learners.(Information Power, American Association of School Librarians)        

Summer Reading

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Library Catalog Online Catalog

Library K-12 Digital Databases: 

You have school/home access. Contact the library for username/password. 

EBSCO

Brittanica

NewsBank



TexShare


Newspaper Websites:

Newspapers

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Dallas News

The New York Times

The Internet Public Library

 

Parent Resources

Reading Rockets



NetMom

RIF

 

Trelease

 

PBS Parents

 

Homework Spot

 

General Reference Websites:

RefDesk

http://www.ipl.org/

http://www.libraryspot.com/

https://www.hotsheet.com/

FAQs by library patrons of Archer City ISD

HOW MANY BOOKS CAN I CHECK OUT? 

Elementary students are allowed two AR books and one regular book; extra books can be checked out for special projects or UIL. Middle school students are encouraged to have two AR books and are allowed to check out other books for pleasure or research. High school students can check out as many as ten if needed for research. 

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP MY BOOKS?

Books are kept for two weeks and can be rechecked for another two- week period.                              

WILL I HAVE A FINE IF MY BOOKS ARE LATE? 

We give you a two- week grace period if your books are late; then, it is five cents a day with weekends and holidays not charged. Arrangements can be made with students with financial hardships to work in the library to pay off fines. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I PAY FOR A BOOK AND LATER FIND IT? WILL I GET MY MONEY BACK?

We keep lost book moneyâ for about a month without purchasing a replacement. That allows time for a book to be found and return payment to students. Finding the book is much better than charging students for lost books because some books cannot be replaced. Many books are out of print or the price has skyrocketed since the original purchase of the book. We also have to process the new book, which may take thirty minutes to an hour to get it shelf-ready. Many libraries charge an additional fee for processing replacement books. The answer to the question: no, if we have bought a replacement book. 

WHY DOES MY PICTURE SHOW UP ON THE CHECKOUT SCREEN IN THE LIBRARY?

It is visual help when checking out a book by making sure that we have matched the patron number with the student. Pictures in our library system also help us to learn the students' names.

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL Nan Harlow Librarian, OR CALL THE SCHOOL at 574-4506.

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