Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Linda McCarthy
Librarian / Media Specialist
Students in Hamilton Township School District come to the library three times a month for 40 minutes, which includes time for them to check out books. A typical library lesson could be evaluating websites, completing an author study, singing songs about a topic and reading more about it, practicing for a readers' theater performance, locating information in an online resource, completing an author research report, or using online maps.Students in the Yardville Elementary and University Heights Library are BUSY and the library curriculum supplements and augments the classroom curriculum. Comprehensive library programs are proven to increase student achievement, and the library program strives to be a place of creativity, fun, and exploration. Ask your student what goes on in library class! Libraries are no longer just "book vaults."The mission of the University Heights Media Center program is to help children become fluent and avid readers of stories and informational text, to become "media smart" in evaluating sources of information, and to be fluent users of technology to create and find information.The Library has three simple rules:
- RESPECT YOURSELF,
- RESPECT OTHERS
- RESPECT PROPERTY
Hours & Circulation
The Library is open on Monday (PM), Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00-3:20. Books should be returned in one week (on the student's next library day). Books can be renewed as often as is needed by the student, unless the book is on hold for another student. Students should notify Mrs. McCarthy if a book has been lost or damaged.
Checkout Limits(All materials are due in one week)
K-2 = 1 books
3-5 = 2 books***Note: these limits do not include class-assigned materials. If a child needs a mystery book for a class project, for example, they may take the extra book out.***
Any student who has only one overdue book (not overdue more than 2 weeks) may check out more items. Fines are not charged for overdue books. A replacement fee will be charged for lost or damaged books.