A: A book is checked out for two weeks. You can renew a book for another two weeks but we need to see the book to renew the book if you bring it to the library. You can also renew a book on-line with your library account.
A: Desert Hills Middle School has a diverse population of readers from the emergent to fluent, and from elementary to high school readers. DHMS has books in the library with yellow “YA” sticker on the spine. The “YA” sticker stands for Young Adult. When a book has the “YA” sticker, it means the content of the book is of mature subject matter. Students should be allowed to self-level their reading according to their maturity and approval of their parent/guardian.
A: Sixth grade students need parent permission to check out Young Adult books from our library. All the middle schools in Kennewick require their 6th grade students to have a permission slip signed and on file. The purpose is to open discussion and help parents and their child be aware of the variety of books in a middle school collection.
A: If a book is lost or damaged it needs to be replaced or the fine needs to be paid. You can replace the book with a gently used or new copy of the book. Bookworm, Hastings, Barnes and Noble and Amazon are good options.
A: There are two forms of audio books, either an MP# player or a Play-A-Way with the print copy of the book. The library does check out audio books to students, but be advised they count as two items at check out. Earphones are provided, but suggest students use their own personal pair.
A: The Library Computer Lab is open before school, during lunches, and after school for students to finish class assignments. The Library Computer Lab is closed to students during MAP and MSP testing. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
A: The lab is during library hours, before school, during lunch and after school for students to finish assignments for their classes. The lab is closed to students during MAP and MSP testing. We are sorry for inconvenience.