Library Media Center
Mission Statement: The mission of the Brewster Jr/Sr High Library is to teach and practice, life-long learning skills through a variety of print, non-print and electronic resources, providing a foundation for the curriculum and support of the students and staff.
We like to call ourselves the library media center. We not only have books, but magazines, periodicals, computerized card catalog, CD-Rom databases, scholarship information and career and college resources. THIS LIBRARY SERVES BOTH MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
We hope you feel welcome in our library and spend many productive hours here. This guide is intended to briefly introduce you to the library and its many resources. We invite you to visit often to research, explore, discover, inquire and enjoy!
The materials in the Library Media Center are purchased with both schools in mind. The collection covers nonfiction, fiction and reference. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, ask the Library Media Specialist who is ready and willing to assist you.
Virtual Wall Calendar
Search the Internet
Ask Jeeves: www.ask.com
Alta Vista: www.altavista.com
Research It: www.iTools.com
IN THE LIBRARY WE SHOW RESPECT
To others by working quietly
To library materials by handling them carefully
And to the room by using the furniture properly and not chewing gum, eating or drinking
SHOW YOUR BEAR PRIDE BY KEEPING OUR
General Library Information
Hours: Open to students
7:30a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
Your teacher will issue you a library pass to do work for that class during the school day. Bring this pass with you to the library. You may come into the library outside of class time without a pass. This time is before and after school, as well as during lunch.
Please return all reference books to their proper place. All other books should be placed in the book drop and should be reshelved by the teacher/librarian.
How many books may I check out?
We are in the business of creating learners, so we do not limit the number of books or materials that you check out. We encourage you to read, study and write excellent papers using the many tools that the Library Media Center provides. However, in special circumstances, when the entire class is studying the same subject, your teacher may put books on reserve and not allow them to circulate.
How long may I keep the books and materials?
The circulation period is two weeks for everything except reference books. Reference books are used extensively by everyone and must remain in the library. In some instances reference books can be checked out, check with the teacher/librarian. Many schools do not allow reference materials to be checked out so be sure to return the material as agreed upon. THINK OF THE OTHER STUDENTS AND RETURN MATERIALS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS SERVICE.
One of our primary goals for Brewster students is to provide as much career information to you as possible. We have many resources for career searches and offer a Senior Core class that will prepare you for life after high school. We also have numerous scholarships that are available for our seniors. Ask our teacher/librarian for more assistance
The World Wide Web is great for finding information, however the information is often inaccurate. The following links are reliable and provide credible and accurate information. These databases are provided to you by your Library Media Center.
Opposing Viewpoints infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/
Culture Grams //online.culturegrams.com/index.php