Library

Highland Jr. High School Library


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Librarian: April Lesher

Library hours: 7:30 - 3:30
Contact: april.lesher@gilbertschools.net



 

Welcome to the HJHS Library!

In addition to BOOKS, our library is full of TECHNOLOGY and CREATIVITY. Our library is busy and loud; it is a place where students gather to hang out with friends, study in a soft chair, or play a quick game of chess. It is a place where students feel a deep sense of BELONGING and COMMUNITY.

I invite you to stop by and see student artwork, student-created apps, and other mind-boggling projects. 

Activities in the Library:

Code Club
- Meets every Thursday @ 3:00 - Coached by Mrs. Lesher and Ms. Foley.

League of Extraordinary Writers - Meets on specific Mondays during the year - Coached by Mrs. Lesher

Chess Club - Meets every other Tuesday @ 3:00 - Coached by Mr. Hillman



Library Policies:
Library Books are checked out for a two-week loan period.

Students may check out two library books at one time.

Students will be charged for lost or damaged books. They must either replace the book or pay the cost to purchase the lost or damaged book.
 

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Meet MAXIMUS, the Library Therapy Dog. He comes in with Mr. Ybarra, HJHS Speech Therapist, on Fridays and works with students.

 

About Your HJHS Librarian:
B.S. in Education, Grand Canyon University
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University
Endorsements for ELA, ESL, and Library/ Media Specialist


Published Works:
I have placed a dozen articles, games, and activities in magazines such as Kids Celebrate, Cricket Magazine Group, and Jack and Jill (Saturday Evening Post). 

In My Free Time:
I enjoy running, jumping on the trampoline with my husband and kids, writing articles, posting on social media, and going to church.