Lynch Literacy Academy Media Center

Meet the Staff I Hours of Operation I Library Catalog I Facilities and Resources I Library Policies I Library Rules I Parent Information

Welcome to the Lynch Literacy Academy Media Center

The Lynch Media Center provides a space for students to focus on their academics by providing resources to garner a wide knowledge base.  We offer 6,000 titles for student selection as well as several online resources for topic-specific research.  

The primary goal of our instruction is to help students transition from the interdependent skills they have mastered in elementary school to the independent skills needed to meet academic expectations in high school.  This includes finding credible sources on-line, avoiding plagiarism, and learning how to navigate the vast resources available in the library.

Meet the Staff

Aurora Cookhouse

Aurora Cookhouse is currently serving as the Librarian at Lynch.  Her favorite book is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

Joshua Uhl

Joshua Uhl is our Library Aide at Lynch. 

Hours of Operation

The library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Library Catalog

The Lynch Media Center uses an online catalog powered by HFM BOCES – School Library System,  that can help you find the library’s resources by title, author, subject, series, call number, and keyword search. You can also access the catalog from computers in the school’s classrooms or computers at home. 

Facilities and Resources

The media center is open to all students who have academic work to do.  This typically occurs during advisory periods or at the discretion of individual teachers.  In addition, teachers may schedule library time for a variety of reasons.

Library Policies

Circulation Policy

Students may exchange their books daily. They may keep their books for up to three weeks before they must be renewed or returned.  Books may be renewed up to two times.

Overdue/Lost Book Policy

Our library depends upon the ethical responsibility of our students.  We provide books for free and expect them to be kept in good condition and returned promptly.  Students with multiple overdue books will not be allowed to borrow new titles.

Library Rules

  • Students are expected to treat each other and the contents of the library with respect.
  • No food or drinks are allowed.
  • Chromebooks must be used for educational purposes only.
  • Per school rules, no cell-phones or earbuds are allowed (unless permission is granted).  

Parent Information

Parents, please read and discuss these rules with your children. Together, find an appropriate and safe place for each child to keep library books. Help your child to develop good library habits and a love for reading that will develop into a lifetime appreciation of books. Family use and respect for reading materials will help a child be successful in and out of the classroom.