•  MEDIA CENTER
    PARENT HOLD RESTRICTION PROCESS

    Parents who have concerns about the books available to their students may opt their child into a hold process for our media centers. This process requires the parent to log into Center Grove’s library database, Destiny, to choose books each week for their child. Their child will then be restricted to check out only those books placed on hold by a parent.

    Click here to complete the Parent Hold Request for NGES

    As always, we encourage communication and partnership with your child's classroom teacher.  If you have areas of concern in the education of your child, please communicate directly with the teachers. Thanks for sharing the feedback about books. The couple of books that you're possibly referring to are not available to elementary students. The district is currently working on a more formal process for families to have oversight to their children's media center check-outs. 


    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    1. What are the current audience ratings?
      • Juvenile is available for all student learners in all school media centers and digitally. 
      • Young Adult texts become available in grades 6-12 in the middle and high school media centers and digitally. 
      • Adult titles are accessible for grades 9-12 in the CGHS media center and grades 11-12 digitally.

    2. How are books assigned audience ratings?
      • All books are evaluated for acceptable literary quality according to standard criteria for different types of writing: for fiction, characterization, point of view, setting, plot, theme, and writing style; for nonfiction, content, organization, balance, format, style; and for picture books, style and quality of the art, the relationship of art and text, and suitability of the whole to the intended audience.

    3. How can I keep my child from checking out books I’m not comfortable with them reading?
      • Parents have the option to restrict the books available to their child through a hold request. Parents can opt their child into a hold process where they only receive the books the parent has placed on hold each week.
        • This option requires the parent to log into Center Grove’s library database, Destiny, to choose books each week for their child.