Welcome to the Pleasant Valley High School Library!
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The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The school librarian empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.(Empowering Learners, 2009, p. 8)The library is open each school day, Monday through Thursday from 7:05 AM until 3:30 PM and on Friday until 2:30 PM.The library aims to provide equitable access to quality information resources to support our curriculum for the entire school community. The library affords students, teachers, and staff, access to a rich collection of reading and reference materials through traditional books, eBooks, databases, and other digital resources. Our databases, eBooks, and digital resources are available 24-7 from any device or computer.
Library PhilosophyThe program is built upon the belief that the library should be an active learning space, serving as an academic and cultural center of the school. The inviting, student-centered environment fosters a love of reading as well as creating. The facility provides equitable access to diverse materials and current technology for research and personal enrichment; its instructional program encourages self-exploration and independence. Through integrated, standards-aligned, inquiry-based instruction, the library fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and multiple literacies. It also provides students opportunities for creating, publishing, and sharing new knowledge, while guiding them in the ethical use of information. These experiences prepare students for college and careers, as well as life-long learning. Ultimately, the library plays a central role in the educational program of the school, providing leadership, collaboration, access, and advocacy of the school library program.
Library StaffSandra Reilly, LibrarianDiane Nagy, Library Technical Assistant