• About the Library
    Destiny Link Follett Shelf E-books

     

    Librarian
    Page Fairchilds 

    pfairchilds@rcps.us  (540) 776-7320  Ext. 22030

    Hours 
    8:20AM to 2:25PM

    Check Out Periods and Book Limits
    Limit – 3 books checked out at any given time.

    Fiction and Nonfiction - 4 weeks
    Reference Collection - 1 week

    Book Check Out Procedure 2020-2021
    In-person hybrid students – send your requests through your English teacher.  Books will be delivered to you through your English class.

    RCPS Online students – please e-mail me with your request and include your name, the Book’s Title and Call Number.  Book pick-ups will be available on Wednesdays only in the Hidden Valley High School Front Office.  Books requested by 12pm Tuesday will be available on the Wednesday immediately following, if they are available.

    For More Information 
    See the Hidden Valley High School Blackboard Course Space for more information as well as tutorials on how to use our online catalog or our databases.

    Policies and Procedures
    The Roanoke County Public Schools Internet Policy applies whenever a student is using a computer at school.

    Mission and Vision
    The mission of the Roanoke County Public School Library program is to provide quality learning experiences designed to equip students with the skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment. The libraries extend and enhance the classroom experience: a place where students, teachers, and librarians can explore, learn, create, and collaborate. Librarians foster a love of reading and learning in addition to modeling and utilizing current technologies to assist students in becoming proficient and responsible users of information.

    The vision of the Roanoke County Public School Library program is to empower students to learn technology and 21st-century skills incorporating collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship. 

    Roanoke County Book Selection Policy
    The Roanoke County Public Schools library program has a book selection policy for our schools that supports the curriculum, incorporates current educational trends, and considers the needs, interests, and diversity of our students.

    When selecting books for purchase, school librarians consider professional reviews and recommended reading ages. Nonfiction books are selected based on accuracy, scope, reliability, format, points of interest, and potential use. Materials on opposing sides of controversial issues are purchased so that students may develop critical thinking skills. Fiction books are selected based on the needs of the collection, popularity, quality, curriculum-connections, and professional book reviews. Recommendations from students and staff members are encouraged and honored when possible.  Donated books must meet the same criteria as newly purchased books.