• Overview

     

    Vision

    To be the hub of the school and encourage lifelong learners, readers, and leaders by fostering the five key literacies (basic, information, civic & social, health, and financial) and cultivate a flexible and collaborative space designed to inspire the school community to think, create, share, and grow.

     

    Mission

    To support the school curriculum and provide engaging and appropriate information resources, diverse reading selections, current technologies, inclusive programming, research assistance, and dynamic work areas that encourage all students, teachers, and staff members to actively explore the world, think critically, and create innovative ideas and knowledge. 

     

    Features 

    The DVHS Learning Commons is committed to the National School Library Standards of the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) and provides a collaborative space that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming to the entire school community. Space can be reserved using the lab and resource scheduler, but walk-in visits are welcome, space permitting. The main common area includes moveable tables on casters, stationary whiteboard tables, lounge area, Wi-Fi access, a SMARTboard, desktop computers, and a quiet study room.  When not in use, the SMARTboard frequently displays news programs to support learning outside the classroom and awareness of current events. Beverages, snacks, and lunches are permitted at the high-top tables within the tiled café area. The Learning Commons areas are flexible and easily customized to accommodate teacher, student, and community needs. Thousands of diverse and relevant books, e-books, e-audiobooks, and periodicals are available for research and recreational reading. Our online scholarly databases offer access to articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference materials.

     

    Hours

    Check morning announcements for changes and closings.

    Monday - Thursday:  7:15am - 4:20pm 

    Friday:   7:15am - 2:38pm

     

    Staff 

    Our Learning Commons staff are available to facilitate collaboration within the school community, guide efficient and responsible use of information resources, research techniques, technical assistance, and encourage recreational reading.

     

    Contact Information

    Learning Commons Phone Number: (570) 296-1867

     

    Mrs. Beth Shomaker, Librarian

    eshomaker@dvsd.org

     

    Mrs. Lori Morley, Assistant

    morleyl@dvsd.org

     

    Mr. Scott Llewellyn, Early Morning Teacher

    llewellynscott@dvsd.org

     

    Mrs. Christine Protsko, After School Assistant

    protskoc@dvsd.org