Library

Highland Jr. High School Library



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.



ACTIVITIES IN THE LIBRARY:

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


CHESS CLUB - Meets every other Tuesday @ 3:00 - Coached by Mr. Hillman.



LIBRARY POLICIES:
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.


 

MAXIMUS, THE LIBRARY DOG:                                      maximus
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.