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    Mission Statement
      The mission of the Hillcrest Middle School Library Media Center is to empower all learners to become lifelong readers and critical thinkers who use information ethically and effectively as productive members of our global society. 
         It is the goal of all TCSS Library Media Centers to provide the best quality resources, instructional learning opportunities, collaboration and instructional support for our learning communities, enabling and equipping all students as they learn, grow, and achieve.
         The Library Media Center provides open access for all students.  The Library Media Center uses Destiny, a Follett software product as its automated management system.  Destiny provides TitlePeekTM, which gives students a chance to preview books online, and One-SearchTM , which lets students get information from the school library and the internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath ExpressTM , which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate websites.  Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via internet access.
  • Hillcrest Middle School Library Policies

         The Hillcrest Middle School Library Media Center is open daily from 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.  Students may come to the library any period of the day with a corridor pass. 

         Students may check out three books at a time.  Books are due two weeks from the day they are checked out, and overdue books accrue fines at a rate of ten cents per day.  The cost to replace a hardback book is $25.00, and the cost to replace a paperback is $10.00.