Library

Welcome to the  SOUTHERN HEIGHTS LIBRARY

Weekly Library ScheduleĀ  2018 - 2019

Monday: Ms. Bergdahl, Mr. Hoefer, Ms. Tabares

Tuesday: Ms. Harris, Ms. Baroudi, Mrs. Ariens

Wednesday: Ms. Foss, Ms. Erdahl, Mrs. Hammock

Thursday: Mrs. King, Mrs. Wesolowicz

Friday: Ms. Edlao, Ms. Figge, Mrs. Della Pella

Library Policies

Book Checkout

Each week when students attend library they are given time to search for and check-out books. Students are encouraged to use the library any time they need to and may return and check-out at any point during the week.

Group Borrowing Limit Borrowing Period
Kindergarten 1 book 5 school days
Grade 1             3 books 10 school days 
Grade 2 3 books 10 school days
Grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 3 books, plus books needed for class 10 school days

Book Care

Each year students are taught how to take proper care of all library materials. Please help your student by finding a safe place to keep their library materials at home (a shelf, a basket, in their backpack, etc.). All library materials should also be kept away from food, drinks, and pets. Accidents do happen; however, any lost or damaged books must be paid for. Thank you for your help in this matter. Let's keep the Southern Heights library filled with great books!

Remember these guidelines when reading a book:

  • Read with clean hands.
  • Use a bookmark to mark your place.
  • Keep food and drinks away from you books.
  • Keep books in a safe place and away from pets.
  • Keep all pencils, crayons, and pens away from your books.
  • Put books in your backpack to return them to school promptly.

If your book gets damaged (a torn page), bring it to Mrs. Ferry to fix. Please don't try and fix it at home 

Overdue Books

There is no fine for overdue books. But student borrowing privileges are suspended until the overdue book is returned.

Lost or Damaged Books

If a book is lost or damaged, it must be paid for. The replacement cost of the book is quoted on the overdue notice. (School District Board Policy #3520 states in part "A student shall be responsible for the cost of replacing materials or property in the student's care, custody or control, which are lost or damaged due to student negligence.").

Please pay the fine with exact cash or check made out to Southern Heights Elementary, and send the payment to school in an envelope marked "Library." The payment is refundable if a lost book is found and returned during the current school year.

Students who owe money to the library risk losing the privilege of borrowing more materials and will not receive their final report card until the fine is paid.

Databases and eBooks

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia Online
Email or ask Mrs. Ferry for the username and password.

MyOn

MyON

Read e-books on-line! Use your student username and password.

King County Library System

KCLS

All Highline students have digital KCLS accounts. Through KCLS you are able to access online materials (books, magazines, videos, and databases). If the book you are waiting for is not available you may place a hold and be notified when it becomes available.

To logon:

  1. Enter an email address (you could use your district gmail account)
  2. Once you land on the student page, DO NOT login yet.
  3. Choose elementary school students
  4. Choose one of the links in the center of the screen to explore
  5. Log-in from your chosen page using your student number. (Note: All library card numbers for Highline School District students begin with 401, and are followed by your student number. Your password is the last 4 digits of your student number.)

Example:
library card number: 4019811640
PIN: 1640

Contact Information

Librarian

Mrs. Jennifer Ferry

Library Assistant

Ms. Terhune

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:

8:55 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Friday:

8:55 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

 

Library Catalog

Search the Southern Heights Online Library Catalog. You can look for great reading material anywhere you have an internet connection. Where will your next book take you?

Southern Heights Library Catalog