- Teacher-Librarian: Mrs. Hartwig
- Library Associate: Mrs. Dietz
- Student helpers: Daisy, Zaira, Grace, Maddie, Nathan, Paige, Nermina, Destiny, Vidal & Jared
Hours: 7:45-2:35 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday; Wednesday 7:45-1:15
- Over 9,500 items
- 6000+ fiction books
- 3,500+ nonfiction/references items
- access to the library catalog from anywhere with internet access (http://destiny.waterloo.k12.ia.us/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog&l2m=Library+Search)
District Policies & Procedures
Links to Board-Adopted Policies WCSD Media Center (Library) Policies - Click this link to learn about the selection policy of the WCSD libraries. WCSD Internet Policies - Click here to learn about our internet use policy and our internet use agreement that must be signed in order for students to use the internet.
Curriculum The teacher-librarian does not have a fixed schedule of classes at the middle school level in Waterloo. Instead, the librarian implements the information literacy curriculum by collaborating with teachers from across the curriculum integrating library skills into authentic learning experiences. Click below for more information about the curriculum.
Our policies are quite simple. Books can be checked out for two weeks, magazines for two days, and reference materials for two class periods. Fines for overdue books and magazines are two cents per day. Overdue reference materials accrue fines of two dollars per day starting the period after they were due.
Your Time in the Library
When you come to the library you must be aware of your task and the time your teacher has allowed. Students may browse for independent reading material for ten minutes before they need to return to class. If you are using the library for research, you have 20-30 minutes unless your teacher has specified otherwise. Remember, it is your responsiblity to be on time to your next class. When the bell rings you need to be ready to go!
Checking Books Out
When you are ready to check materials out, come to the ciruclation desk and put your date due slip in your book to remind you of when to bring it back. When you are done, hand your materials to the circulation librarian for checkout. Have your media center passport page ready with your barcode visible for scanning. Once your materials are scanned, your passport will be signed for you to return to class. Remember to keep your voice down when in line for checking out!
When you bring books back, they go in the drop slot on the front of the circulation desk. Please put magazines and reference materials on the desk! We will take care of these.
Our library is surrounded by classrooms so it is very important that you behave appropriately and always use reasonably quiet voices. We do not allow gum, candy or food of any kind – if you forget we will simply request that you put it in the trash.