Foreman High School Library

Pleasure Reading

Arkansas Teen Book Award

http://arkansasteenaward.wikispaces.com/2013+Reading+List

These books have been nominated for the Arkansas Teen Book Award.  These are considered the Best of the Best for the current year.  Past winners are also listed on this site.

Young Adult Library Services Association

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/

Book titles that are found on this web site are highly recommended for teens.

Good Reads Website

http://www.goodreads.com/

A general website that allows you to figure out what you might enjoy reading.

Fantasitc Fiction Website

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

This site allows you to find out what an author has written, the order of the series, and when the next book will be published in hardback and paperback.

New Releases in the FHS Library:

Library Links

Research

*Arkansas State Library Traveler Project

This site contains many websites that will be extremely helpful when researching in any class or subject.  It is a free service offered to all residents of the state of Arkansas.  It contains numerous databases containing current periodicals, books, ebooks, encyclopedias, images, documents and many other valuable resources.   A few of the sites are: Discovery Collection by Gale, MAS Ultra by Ebsco, World Book ,&  Consumer Health. This site benefits both students and teachers supplying a wealth of teacher and student materials.   (See Ms. Gauldin for any password protection sites)

   Arkansas State Library Travelers Program

*Dictionary

http://dictionary.reference.com/

*Encyclopedia of Arkansas

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/

*Britannica High School Edition  (See Mrs. Kent for any password protection sites)  

This site also includes: This Day in History, BBC News of the Day, Biography of the Day, Reference Desk, Blogs on current issues, videos, and some teacher resources.

http://school.eb.com

*Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the library set up by Congress.  The mission of the LOC is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for all Americans.  Many of our national documents are preserved in the LOC.

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

*MLA Guideline Sample

http://academictips.org/mla-format/mla-format-works-cited/

*Son of Citation

This website is beneficial for citing research papers.  Our English department uses the MLA format on all research papers.

http://citationmachine.net

*Website Evaluation Tool

This website is beneficial for evaluating web sites for research purposes.

http://21cif.com/tools/evaluate/

*Arkansas History Hub for teachers

A collaborative project between the Department of Arkansas Heritage and Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Arkansas History Hub was founded in 2011. Today, the Hub is the most comprehensive sources for Arkansas specific teaching resources. In addition to housing hundreds of downloadable lesson plans, powerpoints, and videos, the Hub boasts a community of more than 1500 teachers from across the state.

http://www.arhistoryhub.com/

Traci Gauldin
Library Media Specialist
P.O. Box 480

700 Rocky Comfort St.
Foreman, AR 71836

Phone:  870-542-7212 (ext 2 then ext 4)
Fax:  870-542-7227

tgauldin@foremanschools.org

FHS Library Mission Statement


The mission of Foreman High School Media Center is to prepare students to be effective users of information and technology by providing skills and resources to become independent critical readers, thinkers, and information users.  The program is designed to support and enhance the curriculum of Foreman High School.

FHS Library Policies & Procedures

Policies and Procedures

LIBRARY INFORMATION

All books and electronic devices are electronically checked out for a 2 week period. All material should be brought back to be renewed if more time is needed. All materials are subject to a late fee if material is not returned in specified time. No more than two books will be checked out at any time unless another book is needed for class work or projects. Special permission will be given from your teacher or librarian if this is required. Media such as Playaway Books and Kindles will only be checked out if a permission contract, signed by parent/guardian, is on file in the library.

Fines

A student is responsible for his/her library book or media and must pay for the lost or damaged materials. Anything outside of “normal” wear and tear is the student’s responsibility. In order to check out a Kindle or a Playaway Book a student must have a permission contract signed by parent/guardian on file in the library. Replacement cost for a Kindle is $154.00, a Playaway

Book is $75.00, and book replacement is $20.00. Students are not allowed to download any materials on the electric devices. Students who abuse library property or library rules will lose their library privilege.

Library Schedule:

The library is open each day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Senior High days are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It will be available to Junior High students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are allowed to visit the library before school, during lunch, and during school hours until the library closes on their given days. Any student may come to the library after school regardless of scheduled days. If a student has a special request to visit the library, please feel free to check with the librarian.

The library provides a multitude of books, magazines, pamphlets, and newspapers for study and reading appreciation. These are for students’ use and pleasure. Please be quiet so that everyone may enjoy a pleasant time for reading and studying. Gum is not permitted in the library.

Fines and lost books:

A fine of .05 cents per day is charged for overdue books. No fine is charged for weekends, holidays, or days when the student is absent. A student is responsible for his/her library book(s) and must pay for lost or damaged books. Students who abuse library property or rules will lose the privilege of using the library. If a book is lost, check in the library to see if it has been turned in. A “Lost and Found” is provided for that purpose.