At the Jacksboro Independent School Libraries, we are committed to inspiring a love of reading within students. When reading becomes a habit of mind, students have a greater chance of success in school and in life. They go beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation, and ultimately develop new understandings about the world around them.
Furthermore, we seek to develop educational technology and research skills while fostering in our students a lifelong passion for learning. Students who successfully use technology to acquire information are more likely to lead successful, meaningful lives in the 21st century.
Finally, we endeavor to support the curricular, informational, recreational, and research needs of students and faculty members by maintaining a collection that is both multi-ethnic and multimedia. All children deserve equitable access to information, and the school library can provide the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating and safe environment.
Ginger Spiller is the librarian at Jacksboro High School. This is her twenty-eighth year to work in the Jacksboro Independent School District. She has taught a variety of language arts classes from the sixth through twelfth grades. She was the elementary librarian for two years, and this is her fifth year as the high school librarian. She is passionate about students, education, and reading. She truly believes in the value of a great library and takes to heart the quote by Former U.S. Commissioner of Education, Harold Howe-- “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.”