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Welcome to Kranz Junior High Library
12850 FM 3436 RD, DICKINSON, TX, 77539
Hours of Operation
Welcome to the Kranz Junior High Library. We are located at the center of the KJHS, because of this, we really do consider our library the central "hub" of the school. KJHS students visit the library through their ELA classes on a two-week rotation. However, the library is open for students to use each day, in the mornings starting at 7:30 a.m. and throughout the day as long as students have an appropriate teacher pass to visit.
KJHS students may check out two books at a time from the library. Students may keep the books for two weeks, at which time they should return or renew their books.
KJHS library offers many programs throughout the year such as book fairs, author visits and book clubs. We are looking forward to an amazing year and creating a community of readers.
Librarianship and education are my
greatest passions: I believe that the more we individually learn about the
world and about those who share it with us, the more constructive and
cooperative our society becomes. Education, in all its forms, allows us to grow
and expand as individuals. Librarians are here to support that effort by
providing access to varied materials, guidance in how to navigate and
understand it, and an environment that cultivates learning. This is what drew
me to librarianship; I believe the library is the beating heart of a campus.
More than any other facility or program in the school, the library functions as
a place for students to extend their education, build relationships and express
as junior high librarian, you might suppose that I am biased based upon my own
career path. That may be true but I believe that all libraries are alike for
these reasons. Regardless of our patrons or community, of all the things we do,
the most enduring, the most timeless, and the thing that will give us meaning
and purpose long into the future, is our teaching. I acknowledge that libraries
as an institution have a broader purpose, but in every library, librarians
exist to teach people how to access and use information. Our role as educators
and teachers is what makes us unique. In short, I see the heart and soul of
libraries is through information literacy.
I also believe that librarianship
is about people, both on the public services side and on the management side. I
prioritize people over systems, reminding myself daily that computers are tools
that serve us and not the other way around. If our systems don’t function as
they should, if they freeze or break down, then we should set them aside and
find other ways to accomplish our goals. When it comes to my students, their
needs are the most important of all, and I will do anything in my power to meet
those needs to the best of my ability. I encourage my teachers to do the same.
When it comes to the internal environment at my library, I promote positivity,
equality and treat all students with respect.
To accomplish our educational goals and
support our internal and external communities, I believe it is critically
important for librarians to be friendly, flexible, enthusiastic, accommodating,
change-loving, and technology-obsessed. In my own teaching, I focus on the
students: their needs, their assignment at-hand, and how I can point them in
the right direction to get it done. When I’m in front of a class I will do what
it takes to get and keep their attention: I’ll be energetic, conversational,
and even silly. Above all, I will be human in the hopes that they will respond,
in-kind, with their own humanity. Once that connection is made, they will not
hesitate to come to me when they need help or for just a friendly visit. My
students often tell me that I’m not a typical librarian. My steadfast response
is always “Thank you."
Librarian: Holley M. Brown
Library Assistant: Crystal Foreman
KJHS 2019 Summer Reading Challenge
Use the list below to choose books to read this summer. Once you finish your book, please fill out the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge form provided below. The books may be physical books, eBooks, and/or audio books! Happy Reading Gators!
*You must fill out the form for each book you read to receive credit for having read the book. Please email the school librarian, Mrs. Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This is a List of Places Where You Can Go To Find Books This Summer!
Login codes when using TexQuest at Home.
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