The Upper School Library Program is designed to nurture student’s love of literature and their enthusiasm for investigating the existing body of language on any given subject of interest. The program along with its varied resources, provides support to classroom and special area teachers. The library curriculum builds skills incrementally over the years, giving the students the ability to independently use and enjoy the library resources. Knowledge and skills gained through the program help to form a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Sacred Heart Academy School Library Policies:
1. Material check outs: Students may check out library materials during library class, but they may also check out materials during the school day, at the beginning of each day, or at the end of the school day
As we begin the new school year and learn about library responsibilities -
2. Loan periods:
Books may be borrowed for three cycles. Students may return or renew all books after the material's loan period for one more cycle, if there are no holds placed for the book and then students may renew books as many times as necessary.
3. Fines and other costs: A 5-cent fine is charged for each day for books are overdue for students in grades 5-12.. Email and paper notices are sent home from the SHA library. If a book is damaged beyond future student use, or lost, a $20.00 replacement fee is charged for hardcover books. A $10.00 replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged paperback books.
4. Absences: When a student is absent during library class, all library materials are automatically renewed for the student.