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The Baldwin High School Library Media Center is the HEART of our school. Through the library, students learn and develop information literacy skills. Those skills include:
- learning how to access information accurately and efficiently
- learning how to evaluate information critically and competently
- learning how to use information creatively and accurately
These skills help our students to become independent learners who:
- pursue information related to personal interests
- appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information
- strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation
The result is:
- students who positively contribute to the learning community, recognizing the importance of information to our society
- students who practice ethical behavior with regard to responsibly sharing information with others via technology tools
- students who participate within groups and on their own to identify problems, seek solutions, and design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions
(content adapted from Information Power by the American Library Association)
GALE Online Resources:
eBooks and Databases: This link provides access to:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks)
EBSCOhost Databases: This link provides access to over 21 EBSCOhost Web research databases.
SALEM PRESS Online Resources
Salem Press eBooks: Critical Insights
Ask Here PA: Chat online with a real librarian for any of your topic or information needs. Available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Library Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Students who wish to use the library to read, study, or conduct research during a study hall period should report to the library before 7:45 a.m. to sign in for the appropriate period on that school day.
Students will report directly to the library instead of to study hall; the sign-in sheet will enable Ms. Del Re, the librarian, to take attendance and report all library students to their study hall teachers.
Students are also welcome to use the library during lunch. If a student wishes to use the library during his/her 30 minute lunch period, then he/she will sign in upon arrival and remain in the library for the entire lunch period.
No one is permitted in the library during their homeroom period.
Students from study hall will be granted access to the library based on available seating. Additionally, students must use the facility for the stated purposes and must demonstrate appropriate behavior or else they will be sent back to their study hall and may have their library privileges suspended or revoked.
- Non-fiction and fiction books: 3 weeks
- Reserve books: overnight
- Magazines: do not circulate
- Reference books: do not circulate
- 10 cents per day, per book for overdue titles
- 25 cents per day, per book for overdue, overnight reserve books
- Damaged books: students will be assessed a repair fee for any damaged book(s).
- Lost books: students will be assessed a replacement fee for any lost book.
Baldwin High School Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
This partnership allows the Baldwin High School Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.
Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides.