Mrs. Harmon

Phone: 469-752-8527

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Mrs. Harmon

Welcome to the Otto Middle School Library Webpage!

I am excited to be your librarian at Otto Middle School! I became a librarian because I love to help others and I look forward to helping you this year! Although this is the "About Me" page, I am very much part of Your Library, so this will also serve as the go to spot for the Otto Middle School Library! 

Library Schedule

  • Library Hours: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm; Monday through Friday; During At-School Learning; Mrs. Harmon is available these days both during At-Home and At-School Learning

    OMS Library Curbside Pick Up: Monday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Be prepared to email Mrs. Harmon at karen.harmon@pisd.edu or call the library at 469.752.8527 to say that you have arrived when utilizing Curbside Pick Up.

     

     

     

Featured Books


OMS Library Calendar

Q & A

  • Library Orientation

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    Library Tutorials are found in the Announcement Section of this Webpage located just above this question. 

     

    OMS Library Quick Reference

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  • When is the Library Open?

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    The Library is closed to visitors at this time but will reopen when students are back in school from 7:45 am through 4:00 pm. At this time, At-Home Learners can order books through the Curbside Book Delivery Service using the Request Form link below. It is also in your Library Google Classroom.

    Curbside Delivery hours are Monday from 12:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

     

    Request Form

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  • How can I check out Library books?

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    If you are a student learning from home (At-Home Learners), you may use the OMS Library Curbside Book Delivery Request Form to order your book(s) and let me know when, during Curbside Delivery hours, you can come by to pick them up.

    For At-School Learners, when you are learning in the school, you will be able to visit the library. We will try visiting with your class, and one at a time with a pass from your teacher.

    OMS Library Curbside Book Delivery Hours:

    Mondays from 12:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.

    Fridays from 7:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

    Curbside Book Delivery Request Form

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  • How many books can I check out and when are they due?

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    You may have 5 books checked out at a time and can keep them for 3 weeks. Please be sure to bring back any overdue books and place them in the Library Book Drop located just outside the front doors of Otto Middle School.

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  • Can I place a hold on a book?

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    Absolutely. You need to be logged into your library catalog account. You can put up to 5 books on hold at a time. Once we receive it in the library, we will ensure delivery.

    How to put a library book on hold

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  • What if I have an overdue item?

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    We do not charge late fees, however, you must return overdue items before you can check out more than one book at a time. School Messenger phone calls go out to parents to remind you. 

    The Library Book Drop Box is located just outside of the Otto Middle School front doors. It may be unavailable during inclement weather, but otherwise it is being left outside for the ease of returning books to the library.

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  • What if I have lost or damaged my book?

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    Lost or damaged books may be paid for by check (made out to Otto Middle School with the students name and ID number noted) or cash in the library when we are back to in-person school. You will receive a receipt for your payment. If you find your lost book within the school year, you will recieve a refund. The form issued to you must be returned within the school year as well. 

     

    Online payment will soon be available through Rycor. This will be treated differently in the library. If you want to pay through Rycor, please notify me so we can post the charge to your account. It will then be available for payment online.

     

    You can also replace the book with an exact hardback copy. Paperbacks will not be accepted. If you find your lost book, the replacement book will not be returned to you.

     

     

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  • Can I renew items?

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    Yes! Absolutely! You can renew by logging into your library catalog account up to 2 times for a total of a 9 week checkout. The only time you cannot renew is if someone has a hold on the book. 

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  • Can I suggest books for future orders?

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    Absolutely! Please use the Book Ideas and Suggestions form located on this library webpage under Helpful Links.

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  • How do I find out about events in the library?

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    There are 3 ways:

    1. Check the calendar on this library webpage

    2. Check the Library Google Classroom

    3. Follow Otto Middle School Library on Twitter: @OttoReads

     

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  • What if I need help?

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    The best way to get a hold of Mrs. Harmon during At-Home Learning is through email:

    karen.harmon@pisd.edu

    Or by calling the library phone number: 469.752.8527

     

    During In-Person Learning, you may come to the library with a pass from your teacher, and as long as Mrs. Harmon is not teaching or helping a class, you may ask her your question.

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