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About Us

Mission:

 
We provide a warm, inviting and stimulating environment where patrons feel welcomed, respected, and committed to becoming active participants in an informationally rich, and literature enriched, life-long journey.
 
Library Staff:
Two people serve the needs of approximately 65 staff and 700 students. Catherine Hampton is the certified head librarian and Anita McHaney is the library media clerk.


What we offer:

 
Students have access to new and popular YA library books as well as their textbooks through the library. Students can also access computers and printers in the library for their academic work. Chromebooks are available for check out to students as well.

A computer lab is located in the library where information literacy skills are taught, including library research, strategies for selecting and evaluating reading material, use of databases, use of the Internet, and how to evaluate websites. This is also the site of meetings for many different school groups, MHS staff and community organizations as well.

The library is the home of Marshfield’s Oregon Battle of the Books team, Marshfield’s National Honor Society chapter and Breakout EDU.

Students are welcome in the library from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (later some days) each day for a comfortable place to study and relax. Various games, including chess, card games and board games are available for students.

In 2019-2020, the library will also feature an Arts & Crafts makerspace where students can go to create any project needed for school or for personal interest. More information will be posted on this site when the new space becomes available for students.