Library Media Centers (5-12)


The mission of the school library is to build a community of independent life-long readers and learners by fostering the spirit of curiosity and choice, by teaching the skills to think critically and creatively, and by providing access to a well-managed, high-quality, diverse collection of resources that meet academic and personal needs.


Collection Development

Purchases for school library materials are based upon:

  • Support for curriculum 
  • Student/staff requests - professional reviews are checked for appropriateness of the materials for the grade level
  • Weeding items that are deemed outdated or not used by patrons to make space for new items
  • Reviews from professional organizations are used to sort for age/grade level recommendations and summaries/topics that the material covers


Parent Engagement
  • Parents interested in volunteering can contact the building Library Media Specialist for more information. 
  • Parents interested in being more involved in their child’s library reading choices can: 
    • Arrange a meeting with the school media specialist to learn more and discuss individual questions about the school library 
    • Sign up for an automatic weekly Destiny email showing what their individual child currently has checked out.
    • Access the child's Destiny account to see what book(s) the student has checked out.
    • If desired, work with a Media Specialist to set “limits” on a child's account for checking out books. Examples include:
      • Note on Destiny that prevents student from checking out specific titles and/or clearly discernible types of books (ie. graphic novels, fantasy….)
      • Checkout allowed only with parental permission
      • Use of library not permitted (student bring free reading material from home or other source provided by parent)


Book Reconsideration Policy

  • Parents who are concerned about the appropriateness of a title can contact the building principal, school librarian, or Instructional Services to receive the proper paperwork.
  • External LinkBoard Policy regarding materials complaint 



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Grand Haven High School

Library Media Specialist
Dana Rider
Grand Haven High School

Lakeshore High School

Library Media Specialist 
Sarah McElrath
Lakeshore Middle School & White Pines Intermediate