801.402-4800 ext. 54996
Library Hours: 7:10 am to 2:45 pm
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Discover, Knowledge, and Support
The mission of Layton High Library is to have student and faculty discover new ways to learn and expand their knowledge through reading, technology, creativity, and resources within the walls of the library.
Supporting all subjects so everyone has the opportunity for a positive experience in a well rounded atmosphere.
The librarian and the School Committee strive to have a library collection that all students and parents consider appropriate. Nevertheless, the District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11IR-107 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in Public Schools, to restrict their child’s access to materials the parent deems inappropriate. However, parents do not have the right to make that determination on behalf of other parents and students.
A parent desiring to restrict their own child’s access to specific library materials shall submit the request in writing (or via email) to the Librarian at the school their child is currently attending. If the material is a required part of classroom curriculum activities, the parent must follow the procedures for waiver contained in 11IR-107 Section 14.
Library opens at 7:10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Books can be checked out anytime during the day including lunch.
Check out Books
Books are checked out for a three-week period.
- Five books may be checked out t one student.
- Students who have overdue books or fines over 5.00 or more are not allowed to check out books until the books have been returned and fines have been paid.
- Books may be renewed twice for an additional three weeks if there are no fines
- .After a ten-day grace period, a fine of $0.10/day will accrue up to a maximum fine of $5.00.
- Fines do not accrue on days school is not in session.
- The purpose of fines is no to punish students, but rather to teach them responsibility and timeliness. Fine money is used to purchase student requested items.
If you can't find a book on the shelf, please tell the librarian so we can either find it for you or buy a new one from the money the student will pay if the book is marked lost.
If a book is lost for more than 50 days, it will be marked as lost, and the student is responsible for the cost of book. This is to be able to get a new book as soon as possible.
- Books and library resources will be purchased on a monthly basis as determined by the yearly budget plan and in accordance with our Acquisition Policy.
- The Librarian, along with input from patrons, is responsible for the selection of new materials for the library.
- Our collection will include Picture Books, Audio Books, High Interest and Curriculum Nonfiction. We will also purchase Fiction Books selected from Middle Age, Young Adult, and Adult titles with teen appeal.
- We serve students from 15-18 years of age and adults and will provide a diverse range of reading materials to fit all levels of student interests and developmental maturity.
- 41-202 Section 2 Collection Development
MATERIAL AND BOOK ACQUISITION:
In addition to the Davis Acquisition Policies, new library materials will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:
- Materials will support curriculum, reading interest, school goals, and needs of the school and community.
- Materials are relevant, reliable, current, and of literary quality (determined by professional book reviews).
- Materials considered are award winning titles, high interest to patrons, popular titles, required to complete a series.
- Materials will represent diverse and multicultural perspectives to maintain balanced views in the collection. The library is a safe place that allows patrons of all backgrounds to feel included and represented.
- The library collection includes young adult (ages 12+) and adult titles. We serve students and adults ages 15+ and provide a range of reading material for all interest levels, demographics, and maturity levels.
- New releases may be purchased in trade bindings, all other books will purchased in library binding when available.
- The library collection will go through a weeding and inventory process at the end of each year. Inventory and weeding are necessary to keep the collection current and relevant.
- Informal weeding will take place continually throughout the year, as needed.
- Formal inventory will take place at the end of the school year.
- Materials may be removed from the collection for being outdated, inaccurate, damaged, duplicate titles, unused, or no longer part of the curriculum.
- Items missing at the end of the school year will be marked as lost and then removed from the system after the summer.
- The library accepts donations of new books (as long as they meet our acquisition guidelines.
- Used books in good condition may be evaluated and accepted in accordance with our acquisition guidelines.
- Items that do not fit the library collection criteria or needs of the library may be used as prizes, donated, or given to a recycling vendor.
- Cash donations can be made in the school office.
- Library patrons and members of the school community may request books to be purchased for our library.
- Book request forms are available in the library or on the library website (Microsoft Forms link), and should be turned in to the librarian for consideration.
- Books will be considered as budget permits and in accordance with our acquisition guidelines.
PARENTAL RESTRICTION OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ACCESS:
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's reading selections. It is important to remember that our library serves a broad age range. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for each child in the school. If a title does not work for a particular student, they are encouraged to return it and find another book that will work.
If a parent wishes to restrict a student's access to specific materials, they will need to submit that request in writing to the library media teacher at that student's school (see Davis School District Policy).
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND COLLECTION EVALUATION COMMITTEE:
Layton High School has a school-level Library Advisory Committee and a Collection Evaluation Committee which consist of 10 members and are under the direction of the school assistant principal and chaired by the library media teacher.
Committee members represent an equitable cross-section of school community stakeholders that may include "an administrator, department chair/or grade level teacher, parent representative, and student representative where appropriate". These committees "provide input, promote library programs, and may assist in challenges to materials at the school level" (see Section 8 School Library Media Centers: Guidelines and Procedures).
CHALLENGED LIBRARY MATERIALS:
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's reading selections.
Occasionally the content of library media material may be questioned. All concerns should be brought directly to the librarian’s attention in a timely manner. Often parent concerns can be addressed by working with the librarian to restrict their own child’s access to specific library materials if needed.
We follow the district policy for formal reconsideration of library materials: if further action is desired, we will follow the district policy in place for formal reconsideration of library materials:
Davis School District recognizes the right of parents under state law and District Policy 11IR107 Recognizing Constitutional Freedoms in Public Schools, to restrict their child's access to materials the parent deems inappropriate. However, no parent has the right to make that decision on behalf of other students. A parent desiring to restrict their own child's access to specific library books or materials shall submit the request in writing to the library professional at the school the child is attending. Davis School District has approved a Challenged Library Materials Procedure for any complaints regarding collection holdings. The policy can be found here: School Library Media Centers: Guidelines and Procedures & School Level Challenge of Library Media Materials Form.
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