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Mission Statement

The mission of the OPRFHS library program is to promote a culture of learning for the development of students who are literate, ethical, resourceful, and independent learners.

To achieve this mission the following goals have been established:

  • To support the information needs of all students, recognizing a wide range of learning abilities, styles, and needs
  • To promote reading for all students
  • To select, acquire, and manage library resources that are racially equitable and that support curricular and recreational activities.
  • To promote collaborative planning with teachers
  • To promote the development of information literacy and technology skills through individual and group instruction
  • To provide an inviting and safe physical and virtual environment for the library program
  • To communicate regularly about the library program
  • To create opportunities for articulation with the librarians at the middle schools and public libraries
  • To promote the ethics, values, and foundational principles of the library and information profession