Smith-Green Community Schools’ Library Media Mission Statement:
Because the Smith-Green Community Schools Library staff is committed to fostering authentic and lifelong learning, effective teaching, responsible access to and use of information, and a love of reading and the exchange of ideas, we work to ensure the following for all SGCS students and staff:
- intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of formats and covering a variety of ideas and genres of literature
- quality instruction that fosters competent use of information, including information tools, and that stimulates interest in reading, viewing, discussing, publishing, and using information and ideas
- collegial partnerships with other educators to design learning activities that meet the educational needs of all students.
Hours of Operation:
The library is open every school day at 7:45 A.M. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the library closes at 6:15 P.M. On other days, the library usually closes at 3:30 P.M.
The library is staffed by:
Shelly Diehl, School Librarian/Media Specialist
Denise Grove, Library Assistant
Shonda Hogeston, MAC Coordinator
Students can open, borrow, and download eBooks from the CJSHS Library's FollettShelf.
Our collection is limited at this time, but based on interest and use, we will continue to add more titles to the eBook collection. See Mr. Moore if you've missed instruction through your English class (Sr. High) or 5th period Enrichment class (Jr. High).
Instructions for downloading the apps you'll need to use the eBooks on your smart phone are to the right in the "pageDocs" menu.
SAT, ACT, & AP test reviews!
The Testing and Educational Reference Center (TERC) is just one of the databases available through INSPIRE (see general info about INSPIRE above).
Through the TERC, you can take FREE, practice tests for the SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement tests. After launching INSPIRE, you'll find a link to the TERC on the main screen (look to the bottom left corner). Once inside the TERC, look for the link "College Prep Tools" to access the ACT and SAT practice tests. In this section, you'll also find options for conducting a college search and a scholarship search.
Look for the link "High School Tools" to access the AP practice tests.
Pics & Images for Projects
Just because you find an image online does not mean that you have the right to use it however you want (there are limits!). Images that others publish on the Internet are copyright protected.
Generally, fair use allows you to use these images for school work, but if you begin to share those projects (either electronically or printed and distributed), then you may be violating copyright.
The sites below have images that you can use, free of charge, but make sure you check each site's conditions of use and cite the images appropriately in your project:
Public Domain Clipart