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Welcome to the PHS Library Media Center 

Media Center Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00

Cat Connection Testing Center: Monday -Friday 12:05-1:05

Diane Harding
Media Specialist aka "The Librarian"
Bachelor of Science, Texas Woman's University
email: dharding@palestineschools.org
telephone: 903-731-8005 x2186

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.  Cat Connection Testing Center is available for retests and makeup exams. 
No food or drink is permitted in the Media Center or Computer Lab.
Guidelines for Checkouts
Books (Limit 3 - not including teacher assigned reading) - 2 weeks
Teacher Assigned Reading (ELA, SS, etc.) - 45 days (or until assignment is complete)
eBooks and audiobooks - up to 2 weeks
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.

Books, books and more books:
Click the link to see what books we have in the Library Media Center.
PHS Library


PHS online library is available 24/7   

Now you can check out books from the PHS library 24/7 through OverDrive. You can download the app for free on your device and add Palestine Independent School District as the library.  Your library card number is your student ID (lunch) number. Click here for more information!

Once you have downloaded your title, it is available without internet access.  Now there are no worries about lost books or needing a book when the library media center is closed.

 

Our OverDrive and Library Media Center has great titles such as:



Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth




The Giver by Lois Lowery,




The Fault in our Stars by John Green,

 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and so much more!

Our Mission...
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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