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Middle School Library
Library Staff:
Nancy Genteman, Information Specialist

Mrs. Genteman received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education/History with a minor in Instructional Technology from SIUE and her Media Specialist Certificate from Indiana State University.Mrs. Genteman has been a librarian in the district for 20 years.  Previous to that, she worked at SIUE Lovejoy Library for eight years and was an assistant librarian at Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library for three years. Before returning to teaching, Mrs. Genteman worked for an advertising agency in St. Louis for five years as a media placement specialist.

Mrs. Genteman and her husband, John, have lived in Highland for 40 years.  They have two children, John and Julia and one grandchild, Lexi.

When she is not reading multiple books at a time, Mrs. Genteman enjoys gardening and traveling.

Mrs. Phyllis (PJ) Bolk, Secretary/Library Assistant 

Mrs. Bolk has been with the Highland School District for 19 years.  Before coming to the Highland School District, Mrs. Bolk was employed with the U.S. Secret Service in St. Louis, MO.  This work and her family-owned business required her to travel extensively.  So she's ready to relax and take it easy for awhile. Mrs. Bolk is married to Mike and they have two children Justin and Jennan and one grandson, Hunter.Mrs. Bolk loves sports and attends many of the HHS football, basketball, softball, and baseball games.  She enjoys boating, reading, playing golf and has recently moved so spends many hours decorating her new home.  She also loves spending time with her family and friends.

Scholastic Book Fair Info -
The middle school book fair will take place during Parent-Teacher Conferences, October 25-27, 2017 in the middle school cafeteria.

The Media Center is open 7:30 am to 3:15 pm every school day. 

Occasionally a class may use the library. 

Books are due on or before the date the librarian stamps on the date due slip in the book. That date is two weeks from the time the book is checked out.


If you need a book longer than two weeks, bring it to the library to renew. 


Lost Books
If a student loses a library book, please report that loss to the librarian.  Students should pay for lost books within one month from the due date.  If the book is later found, the amount the student paid will be refunded to him, minus an overdue fine.

Overdue Books
The fine for overdue items is five cents per school day until the book is returned, up to a maximum of the replacement price of the book.  RETURN OVERDUE BOOKS  TO THE LIBRARIAN - DO NOT put them in the book return.  Fines stop when books are checked in by the librarian.  If you are absent, no fines will be charged for the days you were sick; however, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate this to the librarian.

Please pay all fines or work them off promptly.

Current issues of magazines are in special covers on display shelves and may only be used in the library.  Older issues may be checked out.

Reference Books & Encyclopedias
Some reference books may be checked out overnight only.  These books are clearly marked.  They are due before classes begin the following morning.  If not needed by other students, these may be renewed.  Fines will be five cents per day.