Highland Gardens Library

Highland Gardens Library

Cheryl Clark, Library Media Specialist

Renaissance Model Library

2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012


The mission of Highland Gardens Library Media Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished: by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students. Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p.1

Guidelines for Checkouts:

Kindergarten:1 book

First Grade: 2 books

Second and Third Grade: 3 books

Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade: 4 books 

 All books are checked out for 5 days and must be returned or renewed within the time frame. If the books are not returned or renewed, the book becomes overdue and the student will not be able to checkout any books until it is returned or paid for.

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Books: 

Students are responsible for lost or damaged books checked out of the library. When a book is overdue, students and their teachers are given a notification letter. The letter lists the title and price of the overdue book. 

Important Links

 Visit our OPAC (Online Catalog) for specific book titles at

Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.

Accelerated Reader Home Connect

Accelerated Reader Home Connect is an Internet site where parents can access their child's AR progress. 

Students are not allowed to test at home, only at school.

You can also practice Math Facts on Accelerated Reader Home Connect.

 To get to Home Connect, go to:

Contact Person: Cheryl Clark (334) 269-3685

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