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Patrick Henry High School’s Media Program


Vision: Patrick Henry High School’s media center exists to support the teaching and learning of staff, students and community.


Mission: Patrick Henry High School’s media center provides exceptional media services in the creation and maintenance of the information hub that supports staff and students in their academic and personal pursuits.


Students at Patrick Henry High School are supported by a Library Media Program staffed by a licensed Library Media Specialist who is committed to helping them have a successful academic high school career. Our students have access to a world of information and ideas obtainable through many formats:  books and magazines, computer software, and online databases. Students have the opportunity to learn how to access these resources, explore new sources of information and find materials for both their classroom assignments and for recreational reading, viewing, and listening.   

A computer lab housed in the media center supports teaching and learning for larger groups. Twelve computers support the learning of students working individually.


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Media resources

Professional, trained, and experienced staff

  • Licensed Media Specialist

    • Bachelors of Science in Education: English

    • IB Librarian

Print materials

(Includes SSR materials)

  • Books: 15,000 books in the collection

    • 46% nonfiction

    • 39    fiction

    • 6      biography

    • 5      reference

    • 4      non-print (ebooks)

  • Magazines: 10-20 currently donated copies

  • SSR Collection: All of the print materials are available to our students, therefore they are all considered SSR materials.


  • 47,400 textbooks of which approximately 5,000 are actively circulating.

  • Some textbooks have supplementary CD-Roms.


  • Lab

    • ‚ÄčIncludes presentation hardware

  • Media Center

    • 3 kiosks of four computers each for individual access

Electronic Resources and Databases

  • Minneapolis Student Learning Resources

    • Destiny: Online Catalog, ebooks, vetted websites, and database

    • CultureGrams

    • African American Registry

    • Encyclopedia Britannica

    • KidsInfobits

    • ELM4You: databases, video clips, magazines, newspapers

    • ASKMN: real time answers from a librarian 24/7


    • Tumble Readables

    • Tumblebooks

    • MyMPS: Learning Management System

    • Discovery Education: Videos, images, etc.

    • Thinkfinity

    • National Repository of Online Courses

  • School Website and other web resources