• Upper St. Clair High School Library

    "The real objective of education is to give children resources   
    that will endure as long as life endures."  -Sidney Smith

     
     
     
     
     

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    NSTeens.org was created through a partnership between Sprint® and the Internet safety experts at NetSmartz® Workshop, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). NSTeens resources empower tweens (children ages 8 - 12) to make safer online choices through lessons taught in a series of animated videos highlighting the Internet-related adventures of a diverse cast of teenagers. The site also houses NetSmartz’s Real-Life Stories videos---a series of narratives from teens about real experiences of online victimization. These materials are suggested for youths ages 11-17.  All resources on NSTeens.org are free and offered in both English and Spanish.

     

    Mission Statement

    The educational philosophy of the Upper St. Clair School District Libraries is twofold: to foster an interest in books and reading that will grow and develop into a life-long enjoyable habit and to provide sequential library skill development that culminates in students growing in their ability to find, generate and apply information so that they will function effectively as individuals and participate fully in society.

    The mission of the school media program is to ensure that all students and staff members are effective users of ideas and information and are provided with both traditional resources as well as new technologies. The goals of the library program, K-12, are accompanied by a curriculum that promotes a positive attitude towards learning, an appreciation of literature and provides materials of sufficient breadth and scope to allow each child to develop to his/her greatest potential.

    Librarians

    Mrs. Debbie Rentschler:  Librarian/Information Technology

    Mrs. Janine Despines:     Librarian/Information Technology 

     

    Facilities

    The Upper St. Clair High School Library, which opened in September 1999, is centrally located in the academic wing, adjacent to the Library Computer Lab and Resource Center. The Library is approximately 12,500 square feet of beautiful, warm and functional space containing 20,000+ volumes, periodicals, online databases, desktop computers, and laptops.

     Library Hours

    Monday-Thursday 7am-3:50pm; Fridays 7am-3:20pm

    Phone: 412-833-1600 ext. 2390

     

    Library Staff

    Mrs. Sandy Gallo/Media Secretary

    Ms. Rieger/Aide for after school library hours

     

    Circulation Information

    Non-Fiction/Fiction Books: 2 weeks

    Reserve Books:  overnight 

    Magazines: overnight

    Reference: overnight

    Fines: 10¢ per day for overdue titles

    50¢ per day for overnight items

     

     

                                               
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