PHS Media Center


Back to School 2019

Student & Parents


This is the periodic media center newsletter of the Plainfield High School. It contains information that students and parents may find helpful and is the primary means of communication about what is happening in the media center.

Media Center Information

  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Student Technology HelpDesk located in media center (during class periods)
  • Book/Magazine Checkouts - 3 weeks
  • Student printer/copier located in the media center
  • Media Center Website - research databases, library catalog, ebooks, Indianapolis Star, USA Today, magazines and online resources
  • Reading Club
  • MakerSpaces Club

Teens' Top Ten

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Teens' Top Ten - Voting is now open!

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) announced that the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten voting will open August 12th through the end of Teen Read Week on Oct 12. Teens can vote for their 3 favorite titles from our list of nominees! Check out and share the nominees video and encourage your teens to vote!

Visit Teen Read Week at:

2019 Teens' Top Ten Nominees!

Banning Books Silences Stories

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Banned Books Week: September 22-28, 2019

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. This annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.

Banned Books Week 2018 will be held September 22 - 28. The 2019 theme, “Censorship leaves us in the dark; Keep the light on,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.

“About Banned Books Week.” Banned Books Week,

Top 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018


Teen Read Week will now include the entire month of October. This is a new initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Watch for more information in September.

Goal(s) for the 2019-2020 School Year

1. Working with teachers on co-teaching/individualized instruction of students in the media center learning environment.
2. Maintain an inviting learning environment that promotes individual learning with 1:1 technology.

* The PHS Media Center Goals were developed by consulting with students and staff members.

PHS Media Center on Social Media

Twitter: @plainfieldmc

Instagram: phsmediacenter

Facebook: phsmediacenter

Goodreads: Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois

Lael DuBois is a certified School Librarian / Library Media Specialist (grades K-12) who has been the media specialist / school librarian at Plainfield High School for 13 years. Prior to that, she was the school librarian at Pike High School and Pike Freshman Center. She is currently in her 25th year of teaching.