Helix Library

About

The library is a 21st Century learning center dedicated to providing a variety of resources to Helix students, staff, and families. As part of our mission to offer students access to modern technology and resources, we recently added the EDGE Maker Lab to our library facility, giving students and staff access to such equipment as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, robotics, electronics, a t-shirt press, and a laser cutter. 

For more information about the EDGE Lab, our mini-courses, workshops, and Aspire program, please visit our EDGE Lab website!  

 

Library Hours: 

Mon/Thurs/Fri:        7:15-3:15 

Tue:                        7:30 - 2:30 

Wed:                       7:30 - 3:15      

Students are always welcome in the library before school, at break, and at lunch. 

To use the library during class, students must either

  •     Have a pass from their teacher OR Have a sticker on their ID indicating that they have a free period 

 

Library Staff:

Librarian:                    Mrs. Potter

Library Aide:               Mrs. Crabtree 

EDGE Lab Teacher:   Mr. Moore

ID Technician:             Ms. Potnaya

 

Checking Out Books: 

  • You must have your student ID to check out books
    • Books are checked out for 3 weeks 
      • You may renew books if you need them longer than 3 weeks
        • Overdue charges are 10 cents per book per school day 
          • Lost / damaged books must be paid for or replaced

ID Cards: 

Every student will receive an ID card, plastic sleeve, and lanyard at the start of the school year. If you forget your ID at home, you may see Ms. Portnaya in the library to get a temporary ID (sticker) for the day. If you lose your ID and need to purchase another, it costs $3 for a replacement print, and $1 for a replacement lanyard. 

 

Library Equipment / Resources: 

  • 25,000 fiction and non-fiction books. You may check books out for 3 weeks. Overdue fees are 10 cents per school day.
  • 30 student PCs. Library computers provide access to Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, and to the Microsoft Office suite. Priority is given to students needing to complete school work. 
  • Black & White Printer - Students may print 10 pages per day free of charge. After the first 10 pages, there is a cost of 10 cents / page for printing.  
  • Color Printer - 10 cents / page 
  • Copy Machine - 10 cents / page
  • Scanner. Please ask library staff for assistance. 
  • Textbooks for select classes (must be used in the library only) 
  • Chess sets (before school, break, and lunch only...unless you have a free period)
  • Markers, colored pencils, calculators, glue sticks. Available to borrow in-library only. 

 

EDGE Lab Equipment / Resources: 

(please see the EDGE Lab website for a complete list of equipment!) 

  • 3D printers - learn to model and print your own designs on our 3D printers
  • 3D pens - bring your 3D creations to life by drawing them...in plastic!
  • Vinyl cutters - design and cut out your own stickers, decals, and heat transfers
  • T-shirt press - create your own t-shirts using heat transfers and our t-shirt press
  • Laser cutter - design and etch in wood, acrylic, leather, metal, and more!
  • Arduino - use these micro-controllers to learn more about coding, robotics, and IoT
  • Raspberry Pi - learn to program and embed these mini-computers into a variety of fun projects!
  • Mug press - create your own custom coffee mugs
  • Hat press - add your own design to a trucker hat
  • Sphero / Ollie - learn to program our mini-robots
  • VEX robotics - build your own robots and use Robot C to program them
  • VIVE VR- get the opportunity to experience virtual reality using our HTC VIVE headsets! 
  • Recording studio - use our MIDI keyboard, mic, and Ableton Live to record your own music. The recording studio also provides a green screen / video camera for video recording. 
  • Sewing machines - have a sewing project? Use our machines to get it done! 
  • Knitting - we have a wide variety of needles, yarn, and looms to help you through any project
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