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IJ Holton Intermediate School

1800 4th Ave SE
Austin, MN 55912
School Hours: 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Austin Public Schools

Media Center

What is a Library?

A library is a place set apart to contain books, periodicals (a magazine or other journal that is issued regularly) and other materials for reading, viewing, listening, studying, or using as a reference.

How Does the Library Know What Books it Has?

When the library gets new books the book's information gets entered into a computer and it is given a barcode and a catalog number. Your ID tag or 6 digit number serves as a Library card. When you check out a book, the bar code on the book and on your ID card are paired together. This way the library knows who has what. Most libraries use the Dewey Decimal System which serves as a location tool while grouping items on the same topic together.

How to Label Books

Life is better with stickers, so we have them on the spines of our books! The stickers on the spine are called genre labels. Genre simply means category and tells you what that book is about. Some genre labels also help you find where some books are shelved.

Online Reading

Holton has over 1,000 titles on Mackinvia. You can check out a book from home any time! You will be given a username and password that you can use to go on In the line that says "School:", type Holton Intermediate School, Austin, MN.

IJ Holton Library Rules

  • Open to students at 7:15
  • After school you can stay until 4 if you are doing work or waiting for a ride
  • Please be respectful to those around you by keeping your voice to a whisper
  • You can check out 2 books at a time
  • You may have your books for 3 weeks
  • You are allowed 1 renewal
  • You are responsible for the books you check out. Don't leave them where a sibling or pet can get at them. Always remember where you put them because if they get lost you are responsible for finding them or paying the fine to replace them.
  • ENJOY! Books are great and can teach you many things and take you to many places. Have fun with your books!

Becca Grimley
Media Assistant
(507)460-1525 ext 4104

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