Library and Media Center

The CHS library provides a quiet environment for reading, studying and research, as well as a place to connect with friends during lunches.  All school rules apply to the library. 

Library expectations include:

  • Must have a signed hall pass to enter/use the library during class time
  • Books and materials must be treated with care and returned promptly when due
  • Keep our library beautiful –Food and drinks are allowed in the library during lunch, but please be respectful and throw away your trash when you leave the library.
  • Inappropriate use of library materials, computers, or the internet will result in the loss of library privileges.
  • Inappropriate behavior (failure to comply with school rules) will result in the loss of library privileges

The CHS librarian provides guidance for students choosing independent reading material in a young adult library environment.  When selecting a book, students are asked to consider the following:

  • Not all novels are for all readers; choose carefully.
  • Be aware of your tastes and preferences in reading. If you select a book and discover as you're reading that it's not for you, return it and ask for help in selecting a new book.
  • Be clear on your family's expectations. Is this a book you are OK with reading out loud to one or both of your parents/guardians? If not, plan to have a conversation with a parent/guardian about the book and why you want to read it.
  • If you're unsure about a book you selected, check out the reviews about the book on a book review website.  Your librarian can suggest a few review sites.
  • Your librarian and/or teacher can help you make a reading choice by talking with you and/or showing you how to find out more about the book you have selected and whether it is right for you.  
  • Remember our library policy: "Not every book will be right for every person, but the right to choose what we read is a freedom we cannot afford to take for granted."  (Judith Platt)

The CHS librarian is available to communicate with parents and provide resources to help parents guide their student's selection of appropriate independent reading material.

Information about using the CHS library will be provided through the student handbook, website statements, back-to-school night presentations, and/or other communication avenues identified by the building or district administration.