When visiting the library without an instructor, students need a hall pass.
Checking Out Materials
Students must have their library card when checking out materials. Students may check out two items at a time. Books are loaned for a two week period. When re-checking materials, the items must be present.
Fines for late book returns are 5¢ per school day. Fines must be cleared before more materials can be checked out from the library. Students are expected to pay in full for lost books or books damaged beyond repair. Refunds are made for lost books that are found.
Reference books and magazines are available for use in the library only.
Computers are available for school projects. Students must follow Yoakum I.S.D. policies at all times. Students may print assignments in the library.
The Accelerated Reader program is part of the Reading program at Yoakum Junior High. Accelerated Reader allows each student to read at his or her reading level, take a computerized test to check comprehension and receive points based on the difficulty of the book and the number of correct answers. Students reaching a set number of points at the end of the year receive an award.
The Library hosts two Scholastic Book Fairs throughout the school year. The first Fair is held in October and the second in March. Parents are welcome to visit at anytime during the Book Fair.