The Media Center’s Break Policy

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The Media Center’s Break Policy

Sierra Clark, Staff Writer

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To many students, a two week Christmas break means extra time to read for enjoyment, but having only a limited number of books for such a long time is not very efficient. This is why the Media Center has a separate policy for checking out books before Christmas break.

There is a general limit for students when school is on a normal schedule. “Two books at a time,” Media Center Specialist Shannon Southard said. “Textbooks don’t count.” Assigned novels for English classes are included as textbooks.

Exceptions are made for students who are checking out more books than the limit allows. “They don’t just have to be in book club,” Southard said. “We let them take more over Christmas break.” The same rules will apply for spring break, but not for summer break.

The Media Center has a book called A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Although the book is relatively short it is quite impactful.  A Christmas Carol is about a man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who was visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, and changed to become a more compassionate person. It received an animated movie adaptation in 2009, which was very similar to the book.