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Carroll High School Library

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The Carroll High Library is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.  Students may use the library before school, during break and lunch, and after school.  We offer over 8,000 volumes, computers with the capability to print, a copy machine, and scanner.  We encourage students to read.  Research shows that students who read for pleasure perform better academically than their peers who do not read.  It is the mission of the Carroll High School Library to provide access to information for the entire school community, to strengthen and support the curriculum, and to promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading.  Please encourage your child to read.  Read with your children and support them as they explore the world books have to offer.

We have a large selection of ACT and ASVAB Prep study guides, some of which include software and flash cards, that students may check out to prepare for exams.  Please encourage your child to use these resources. 

Reading Counts is our schoolwide supplemental reading program.  Students participate through their English classes.  Students take a reading test in SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) at the beginning of each semester to determine their reading level.  Their reading level is reflected in what we call a Lexile score.  Students use this score when checking out books.  Every Reading Counts book has a label on the back that shows the Lexile level of the book.  Students match their score to a book of the same level.  We want the students to read books that have a Lexile level that is close to what they scored on the SRI.  This hopefully puts every student in a situation where the book they choose is neither too difficult nor too easy.  Students test again at the end of the semester.  Our goal is for each student's Lexile score to improve after participating in the program.  Students may choose books from a wide range of authors and genres.  

Our new library is an inviting place.  We have lots of space for students to sit and read a book, to finish homework, or to use the computer lab for assignments.  

"Reading may not always teach us to think, but it keeps us supplied with something to think about."