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Offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

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Welcome to the Media Center

Diane Harding
Media Specialist aka "The Librarian"
Bachelor of Science, Texas Woman's University

Telephone: 903-731-8005 x2186

Media Center Hours:
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 - 4:30

The Media Center is now open! You may come during lunch, before or after school to check out books. If you come during a class period, you must bring a note from your teacher.

No food or drink is permitted in the Media Center or Computer Lab.  The Help Desk for iPads is available before and after school and during all three lunch periods.

Guidelines for Checkouts
Books (Limit 3 - not including teacher assigned reading) - 2 weeks
Reference materials (Limit 2) - 1 week
Teacher Assigned Reading (ELA, SS, etc.) - 45 days (or until assignment is complete)
eBooks and audiobooks - up to 2 weeks
Magazines (Limit 2) - 1 week

Lost/Damaged Book or Material Policy
Students are required to pay for or replace any book or library material that has been checked out in their name and lost or damaged beyond repair.  Mrs. Harding will provide a replacement cost.  The replacement must be similar to the lost/damaged copy (ex. hardcover, paperback, etc.).

Donation Policy
Staff, parents, and students are encouraged to donate books in honor of or in memory of a friend, teacher, family member, alumni, or colleague. A donor book plate will be placed in the front of the book to commemorate the gift.  Please call, email, or visit Mrs. Harding to discuss possible titles, options or for more information.
Also, gently used books may be donated to the PHS Media Center, depending on the age and condition.  If it is determined to not be suitable or relevant for high school students, it will then be donated to the Friends of the Palestine Public Library for their fundraiser book sales.

  PHS online library is available 24/7  

Now you can check out books from the PHS library 24/7 through our online library systems. PHS now offers both OverDrive and FollettShelf.  Your library card number is your student ID number. Click here for more information!

Download the free OverDrive app in iTunes. Then just add Palestine High School Library and start searching for a great book!  Ebooks are also available on FollettShelf website. Click on the FollettShelf logo to visit the website and checkout audiobooks and eBooks!  Download the Follett Enlight K-12 app for free so you can download your eBook from FollettShelf and read it without internet access.
Our OverDrive and FollettShelf

has great titles such as:

Mocking Jay
by Suzanne Collins,

The Giver by Lois Lowery,

The Fault in our Stars by John Green,

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and so much more!

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The Mission of Palestine Independent School District is to foster relationships that Excite, Engage, and Empower our students and community to achieve Excellence.

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