• FSUS Library Hours

    The library is open every day from 7:30 am until 3:15 pm.  Please read the safety precautions outlined below for information about when FSUS students may visit the library. 
    Library Procedures

    Students in the Library: All students, faculty and staff will be required to wear a facemask, shield or buff and maintain social distancing from others while in the library.

    Library Staff Safety Precautions: Temperatures will be taken daily when staff arrive at work and will complete daily health screening. Library staff will wear facemasks and face shields.

    Hand sanitizer: A hand sanitizer dispenser is located inside the front doors of the library.  All library visitors will sanitize their hands upon entering the library building.  Sanitizer bottles will also be located on the circulation desk and in the teacher workroom.

    Physical Space: Tables and chairs have been spaced six feet apart. Students will maintain social distance from others while working in the library. 

    Procedures for checking in/out books: Students will sanitize their hands upon entry, and proceed to the circulation desk to check in their books.  Students will self-scan their library books and place them in the book drop.  When students are ready to check out new books, they will wait in line spaced 6 feet from others in the line.  

    Book sanitization: All library books will be isolated on book carts for 72 hours after being checked in. For example, books that are returned on Monday will be available for check out on Friday.

    Elementary student visits: All elementary students will visit the library with their class once a week.  Teachers may send individual students to use the library in between class visits after calling the library to check capacity. All students will wear a facemask and maintain social distance from others while in the library.

    Secondary student visits: Secondary students may visit the library before and after school as long as capacity has not been reached.  Teachers may send individual students to use the library during the school day after calling the library to check capacity.  All students will wear a facemask and maintain social distance from others while in the library.

    FSUS Book Circulation Policies
    Kindergarten: 1 book (2 books in the spring semester)
    Grades 1- 5: 4 books (5 books when we're having a "Special")
    Grades 6-12: 5 books
    Students may check out books for a two week loan period.  Any books or magazines can be renewed, except for SSYRA and FTR books.
    FSUS Distance Learners may check out books by following these easy steps: Distance Learners - Book Check Out Procedures
    FSUS Library Team
    Jennifer Underhill, School Librarian
    Contact: junderhill@fsu.edu
    Ms. Underhill has been the media specialist at FSUS since 2007.  She earned her Masters in Information Science degree with certification as a School Media Specialist from Florida State University.  Ms. Underhill has a bachelor's degree in English from FSU as well as a master's degree in Public Administration from FSU.  Prior to becoming a school media specialist, Ms. Underhill worked as a policy analyst and Staff Director in the Florida Senate.
    Ms. Underhill served as a member and chairwoman of the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Committee from 2010-2017.  This year she is a committee member on the SSYRA Junior Committee.

    Ms. Underhill's favorite part of being a media specialist is connecting students with books that they love to read.  Some of her favorite books are The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, and all books by authors James Ponti and Christina Diaz Gonzalez.

    Keisha Cowhey, Library Assistant
    Mrs. Cowhey joined the FSUS Library Staff in 2015.  Previously, Mrs. Cowhey worked as a teaching assistant in the FSUS elementary school.   
    Janelle Gilbert, Library Assistant
    Mrs. Gilbert joined the FSUS Library Staff in 2018.