The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information (ALA 6). The library staff strives to teach information literacy skills and library skills in conjunction with core subject area research activities. The DHS Library has materials and equipment to support the Virginia Standards of Learning, the DHS curriculum, and lifelong learning. Two full-time library media specialists, Ms. Minetree and Mrs. Arnott, and a library clerk, Mrs. Bonner, work in the library media center.
The library media center has networked computers to assist in the informational needs of students, faculty, and staff. The library houses both electronic and print resources to meet educational needs. The network contains software applications, the Internet, and DESTINY, the electronic card catalog of library holdings. Other resources available include newspapers, magazines, and various audiovisual materials and equipment.
Need a book to read online?
Use the school login. Look at the library flyer, if you have forgotten it. Then, click the green backpack and select one of the drop-down options. Go to register. Make your own personal username and password. Read online or download the Mackin app to your phone, iPad, or Kindle Fire. Then use your personal login to checkout, download, and return DHS Mackin books. Click HELP at any time for assistance. Check it out!
Here is what’s included for Virginia driver education programs:
- 11 car practice tests
- 9 motorcycle practice tests
- 12 CDL practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals
- FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 Virginia DMV related questions
- Library Flyer (PDF)
- Books on Reserves Policy (PDF)
- Permission Form to View R-rated Movie (PDF)
- School Supplies
- Recycle Inkjet Printer Cartridges
- Copier @ $.15 per page
Thanks to “Friends of the Library” for their generous donations for a copier in the Library: Clay Home Medical, Long & Foster, Mr. Bobby Perkins, Agent, Dinwiddie Ruritan Club, Sutherland Ruritan Club, DHS National Honor Society, DHS Ruriteens, DHS FFA, DHS TSA, and Class of 2010.