FSUS Library HoursThe library is open every day from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm.Elementary students must be accompanied by a parent before school (7:30 am - 7:55 am) and after school (2:45 pm - 3:30 pm), but may visit during the school day with permission from their teacher.Middle school and high school students may visit on their own before or after school, and may visit the library during class with a pass from their teacher. Any students who do not have a written pass from their teacher will be sent to class to obtain a pass.Library ProceduresStudents who visit the library by themselves or with a small group of students will sign in to the library on the touchscreen computer to record their visit. Secondary students will present their written pass to the library team member when they arrive.Students may use a Chromebook computer after checking it out from a library team member. When finished, students will check their Chromebook in at the circulation desk.FSUS Book Circulation PoliciesKindergarten: 1 bookGrades 1- 5: 3 books (4 books when we're having a "Special")Grades 6-12: 5 booksStudents may check out books for a two week loan period. Any books or magazines can be renewed, except for SSYRA and FTR books.FSUS Library TeamJennifer Underhill, School LibrarianMs. Underhill has been the media specialist at FSUS since 2007. She earned her Masters in Information Science with certification as a School Media Specialist from Florida State University. Ms. Underhill has a bachelor's degree in English from FSU as well as a master's degree in Public Administration from FSU. Prior to becoming a school media specialist, Ms. Underhill worked as a policy analyst and Staff Director in the Florida Senate.
Ms. Underhill's favorite part of being a media specialist is connecting students with books that they love to read. Some of her favorite books are The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Emma by Jane Austen, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, and The BFG by Roald Dahl.Keisha Cowhey, Library AssistantMrs. Cowhey joined the FSUS Library Staff in 2015. Previously, Mrs. Cowhey worked as a teaching assistant in the FSUS elementary school.Vanessa Schaefer, Library AssistantMs. Schaefer joined the FSUS Library Staff in 2016. Ms. Schaefer interned in Mrs. Broome's kindergarten class at FSUS in 2015.