Van Ruiten Family Library
- Students & Staff may check out up to 5 items at any given time.
- All items are due in 2 weeks or less.
- Items may be renewed if nobody is waiting for them. They may be renewed in person or by emailing the librarian.
- Lost and/or Severely Damaged items will be charged at the cost to replace them.
Mon, Wed, Thur
THANK YOU and a BIG ROUND of APPLAUSE
to Mrs. Madary’s English classes. They made trifold flyers about their favorite Nonfiction Book Picks and had them posted on the library’s bulletin board for all to see! Come read about their favorite nonfiction books.
NEW LIBRARY CONTENT
CURRENT ISSUES: Israel-Palestine Conflict
If you would like a better understanding of the history and issues behind today’s War between Israel and the Palestinians (Hamas and Hezbolah), you might want to take a look at our most recent addition to the library: Israel & Palestine . (Here is the URL if you need to copy/paste it into your browser. https://online.salempress.com/doi/book/10.3331/GHCT1023 )
Password: smhsramsBIG LIBRARY READ NOVEMBER 2-16, 2023
Artie and the Wolf Moon will be available for simultaneous use in ebook and audiobook formats.
In addition to Author Interviews and Giveaways for Readers, readers also have a chance to win a BLR prize pack, including a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Tablet, a cozy book blanket, a copy of Artie and the Wolf Moon and a cool Libby mug! Simply use #biglibraryread on social media from November 2-16th to enter! Winners will be selected on November 16th 2023.
THE LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS
- Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
- Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
- Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
- Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
- A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
- Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion of age reaffirmed January 23, 1996.
The Van Ruiten Library Collection Development Policy
INFORMATION LITERACY STANDARDS for STUDENTS
- AASL’s Standards for 21st Century Learners and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- California Department of Education’s Library [Curriculum] Standards