Library Media Center

LJHS Library Media Center

The Lockhart Junior High Media Center has one, fully certified library media specialist. The media center currently has magazines subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, computers with Internet access, and an automated card catalog. 

 *Literary Lions Book Club meet each Wednesday, during lunch, in the library, starting the 3rd week of school. Students are allowed to bring their lunch into the library, on Weds. only, for Book Club.

 Battle of the Books: April 13, 2017 5p.m. to 7p.m. by invitation. for more information.

2015-2016 Region 13 Battle of the Books 1st Place Winners: Literary Lions & Reigning Champions!

2014-2015 Region 13 Battle of the Books 1st Place Winners: Literary Lions


Contact Information

Annie Colvin, Library Media Specialist

(512) 398-0770

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Library Procedures

  • Students need a tracker to come in during instructional time and may come from any class, anytime w/ permission, from their scheduled teacher.
  • 6th grade students visit as a whole class, every three weeks, in rotation & teachers will drop off their students and pick them up at the end of the period.
  • 7th & 8th grade students visit the library as a class, initially, each semester to check out books and then practice a flexible rotation based on individual literacy needs (get a new book when finish an old).
  • ALL grade levels, and subject levels may schedule library time for learning ( i.e. research, daily lessons, writing or simply a change in environment).
Media Center Policies

Material Checkout Policy
Students may check out 2 books for 3 weeks. I.D.'s are recommended for checkout. If students finish reading their books before 3 weeks, they may return them and check out 2 more.

Lost Books
The current replacement price will be charged for lost books.

Visiting The Media Center
Students who visit the media center, during class, must have a tracker signed, from the teacher and a student I.D. 
Internet Usage
Students may use the Internet, in the Media Center, for educational purposes only. Students will be required to show their I.D. and tracker, when using the computers in the media center. If there are classes in the library, student computer use will need to be teacher assisted.
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
As mandated by the federal law enacted by Congress address concerns about access to offensive content over the internet on school and library computers, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was passed. Our district is in compliance with CIPA by providing technology protection measures to ensure that our children are protected. Click on the link for more information on CIPA Compliance.
Library Goals

LJHS Library Goals


  • Fill up the space with learners.
  • Allow students and staff in and out of the library, all day, every day.
  • Assist and collaborate with students and teachers for academic and social needs.
  • Encourage parent involvement.
  • Foster and develop students and staff literacy (Get everyone READING!).
  • Utilize the space for creative and collaborative efforts.
  • Facilitate and enhance technology.
  • Facilitate and enhance district professional development opportunities.

LJHS Library Quirks

  • We talk in our library.
  • We laugh and play games.
  • We work on projects with each other.
  • We read together.
  • We create, in our library.
  • We encourage each other.
  • We house things other than books.
  • We are humans…with similar goals in mind.
  • We support the greater goal of LJHS.
  • We take pride in our school & community.
  • We dream.

Our Librarian is Busy

  • She helps everyone (especially YOU)
  • She gets excited a lot & frustrated, too
  • She schedules & troubleshoots Renaissance Learning
  • She assists with technology
  • She trains student assistants
  • She monitors the foyer and hallways
  • She is a the school ID guru
  • She laminates for everyone
  • She teaches and mentors
  • She tutors students in all areas or finds a professional who can ☺
  • She loves our school & district and wants you to love it, too
  • She will get you parent volunteers
  • She wants to help you research
  • She schedules the computer labs via email
  • She is your greatest resource! Use her.
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