Librarian - John Hamilton
The mission of Central High School’s Library Media Center is to be a source of service and learning, to encourage and promote reading for pleasure and information, to support the goals of our patrons, to provide technology opportunities, to practice life skills, and to uphold a positive atmosphere and learning community for all.
Our vision at Central High School is to create a safe, nurturing environment that ensures every student understands that he or she is a unique, valuable person with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs and learning styles. We believe through the use of a well-developed and well-rounded curriculum, collaboration within the faculty and within the community, and the utilization of technology and authentic learning experiences, we can cultivate the critical cognitive skills necessary to successfully achieve not only the academic aspects of our goals, but the social aspects as well, essentially fulfilling the educational goals of the 21st century learner. Understandably, the role of the school media center or the school library program is crucial to this success.
The library media center is responsible for supplementing and supporting not only the curriculum, but every educational need at Central High School. It also provides access to every student, regardless of ability or socioeconomic background, to a variety of materials that are appealing, diverse, and representative of different views. It is responsible for developing and maintaining a collection that not only promotes literacy and the development of confident, self-directed, life-long learners, but also one that cultivates an appreciation of reading for intellectual and personal growth, as well as for aesthetic value.