Library Media Program

  • The mission of the Hempfield School District Library Media Program is to support the curriculum being taught in classrooms across the district and to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information.

    Our Libraries

    • Provide intellectual and physical access to material in all formats
    • Provide instruction in the use of resources in all formats
    • Stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
    • Work with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students


    At the elementary level, students receive both isolated and integrated instruction. Elementary students receive isolated skills instruction and time to check out materials once per cycle. The elementary librarian and classroom teachers also collaborate to provide integrated instruction, which allows student learning to be meaningful, authentic, and focused on problem-solving.

    At the middle school and high school, students receive instruction via an integrated approach with other disciplines. The integrated approach permits students to develop information literacy skills as the need for these skills naturally emerges from the curriculum.

    School Library Resources

    Hempfield school libraries are the vehicles that provide opportunities for students to attain information literacy and foster a lifelong interest in acquiring knowledge. Each of our libraries maintains a collection of resources, including print and non-print materials as well as access to electronic database services and the Internet. All school libraries have access to the POWER Library where you will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.

Parent Info on Library Resources

  • Our school librarians strive to serve all students and offer a wide range of book choices that meet our students’ needs. Recognizing that students have various personal experiences that make them ready at different times in their educational journey for various topics and texts, our librarians will work with parents and guardians to provide the right texts at the right times for each student. 

    Parents/guardians who are interested in browsing our library catalog can follow the directions under How to Browse Destiny Catalog under Resources located on the right side of this page. 

    Parents/guardians interested in reviewing options for limiting their student’s ability to check out books can click here for more information. 

    Questions can be directed to Sarah DeMaria, Library Media Coordinator, at

Pay Library Fees Online

  • Library fees, including replacement costs for damaged or lost books, can now be paid through SchoolCafé. Please log in to SchoolCafé to pay any fees, or fees can still be paid using cash or check at your building’s library.

    Please note: You will not be able to see the amount owed in library fees in SchoolCafé. A letter will still be sent home that includes any fees, and you can enter this amount in SchoolCafé.

    If you do not have a SchoolCafé account, please see the attached instructions in English or Spanish.

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