Sunset Junior High Library
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 7:45 am - 3:15 pm
Wed: 9:45 am - 3:15 pm
The Sunset Library will be a welcoming environment that promotes access to information, materials, and services for all members of the school community. The library supports the needs of the school community while providing a space for those who seek knowledge, creativity, and life-long learning.
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Sunset Junior High Library/Media Center Procedures and Guidelines
Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school and during lunch. Come in to spend time reading, doing research or homework, browse for exciting books, check out/renew books, create with the Makerspace materials, or socialize while doing puzzles or playing games!
- Normal talking is encouraged. Be considerate of others so they can study, research, and read.
- Be respectful and responsible while using the library materials, resources, and activities.
- Eat and drink before you come to the library.
- Pick up and throw away any trash you create in the library.
- Students can have 3 books checked out at a time. The checkout time is 30 days. If a student has an overdue book or library fee, they will need to return that book or pay the fee before checking out any other books.
- At the checkout desk, enter your student ID # into the keypad or scan your student ID card when instructed. Find the Sunset Junior High barcode in the book and hold that under the scanner until it beeps.
- The librarian will print a receipt containing the due date. Keep the receipt so you know when the book is due. The receipt also lists other current books you have checked out, overdue books and past fine amounts you currently owe.
- You can get a free bookmark every time you check out a library book.
- When you are ready to return a book, drop it in the Book Return slot located by the library front doors.
- Books can be checked out the first day of school. All books are due 2 weeks before school ends, and no books can be checked out during those last 2 weeks.
- Fines will be assessed for LOST books only. Students receive overdue book/fine notifications on the receipt every time a book is checked out and usually a verbal reminder from the librarian at that same time. Parents and students receive an email overdue book/fine notification reminder.
- Fines and lost book fees must be paid in the Main Office. Students should bring the receipt to the librarian to be removed from the library fine system.
Sunset Junior High’s Librarian and School Library Advisory Committee will follow the Davis School District Policy and Procedure for School Library Media Centers when developing the library's collection.
In addition to Davis Acquisition Policies, selections for Sunset Junior High library resources will be formulated using these priorities:
- Classroom curriculum support resources/nooks
- Recreational needs of students, including appropriate requests/suggestions of students, parents, and faculty
- Completing series if the series continues to be appropriate for our community
- National/State Award Winning Books (Newbery, Beehive, YALSA, etc.)
The library collection will be inventoried at the end of each year. Periodic evaluation of the materials will be conducted in order to maintain an up to date, relevant, diverse collection. Books that are not circulating, are outdated or have inaccurate information, encourage stereotypes or biases will be removed from the collection per the Davis School District Policy.
Donated materials may be considered if they meet collection development standards and are in good condition.
Donated material that does not fit standards will be used for student rewards or passed on to classrooms for use.
It is preferred that donors go through the Davis Education Foundation donation procedure and select Sunset Junior High as the recipient.
Parental Restrictions of Individual Student Access:
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's reading materials. It is important to remember that our library serves a broad age range. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for each child in the school. If a title does not work for a particular student, they are encouraged to return it and find another book that will work.
If a parent wishes to restrict a student's access to specific materials, they will need to submit that request in writing to the library media teacher at that student's school (see Davis School District Policy).
Library Advisory Committee and Collection Evaluation Committee:
Sunset Junior High School has a school-level Library Advisory committee and a Collection Evaluation Committee which consist of five members and are under the direction of the school principal and chaired by the library media teacher.
Committee members represent an equitable cross-section of school community stakeholders that may include "an administrator, department chair/or grade level teacher, parent representative, and student representative where appropriate". These committees "provide input, promote library programs, and may assist in challenges to materials at the school level" (see School Library Media Centers: Guidelines and Procedures).
See also the UELMA.org Library Book Challenge Statement.
Updated November 2021
The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.
To reserve the library, please email Cathy Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please give at least 24 hours notice before you need the library to ensure your request will be fulfilled.