Central High School on Oakes

Library Policies & Procedures

Welcome to the Central High School on Oakes Library!

Welcome to the Central High School on Oakes Library! I am so excited to share the love of reading and technology with the Freshman students on our campus!

My name is Mrs. Flores and I am the librarian here. A little about myself : I am starting my 23rd year in SAISD. I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade before becoming a librarian. I have been a librarian for 14 years, this year will be my 5th year at CHSOakes!

I love working in the library because I get to know all of the students here on our campus, I love to share my love for reading, and I work hard to provide a safe space for all of our students.

If you ever need anything at all, come by the library and I will help you in any way I can!

Let's have a great year!

What Does My Student Learn in the Library?

The library of today is a totally different place than when you as parents were in school.

Yes, the library still provides students with access to all kinds of books, but also your child learns more than just how to find a good books during their visits to the library.

Depending on the subject area teacher your students visit the library with as a class, your student will learn:

  • · how the library is organized
  • · how to use online tools
  • · how to access the library's databases provided for by the state of Texas
  • · how to research online and in books
  • · how to access safe websites to conduct research
  • · how to be safe on the Internet and when using social media
  • · how to appreciate genres of all types

When Can My Child Visit the Library?

All students will attend a Library Orientation at the beginning of the school year. This is scheduled through the English Departments. Students are welcome to check out a book at this time if they choose.

Students can visit the library during their class periods to work on projects or other assignments. Students must have permission by their teacher(s) and an e-hall pass to visit the library during class periods.

Students can also visit the library before school or during their lunch periods to read, work on homework, use a computer or ChromeBook, or visit one of the MakerSpaces tables Mrs. Flores has set up. Passes are given out upon request to visit the library during one of these times.

Students and teachers utilize the library in many different ways during the school day. Whether it is to make up a test, work on projects, check out books, research online, or just have a place to sit and read, the library is the right place to be!

Follow Us on Instagram!

Feel free to follow me on Instagram: @flores_themaskedretriever

I post pics of the books I am reading, fun facts, fun library stuff, and other fun stuff! I love interacting with the students by posting questions in my stories and sharing your responses!