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.
Becky DuBois is the library assistant at the Jacksboro Middle School Library. She has been employed by Jacksboro Independent School District for twenty-two years, working primarily at Jacksboro High School as a band aide and a clerical assistant. Becky has been married to Therrol for forty-two years, and together they have raised three children, all of whom graduated from Jacksboro High School. Her pride and joy is her family, especially her five beautiful grandchildren. Becky is passionate about children, books, music, and her church work.
Ginger Spiller is the librarian at Jacksboro Middle School and Jacksboro High School. This is her twenty-eighth year to work in the Jacksboro Independent School District and her seventh year to work as a librarian. She has taught a variety of language arts classes from the sixth through eleventh grades. 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.”