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AT THE BOARD: a community member addressed the board of education on May 9 about inappropriate material.

Clash over library content continues

Restoring Ottawa wants parental consent for kids to be able to check out books they think are age inappropriate.
Addy Vargo, Reporter May 24, 2022

Written language was invented roughly five and a half thousand years ago, the first book written somewhere between the second and fifth centuries, and throughout it all people debated about the ideas shared...

New books seen on display in the school library.

Newest editions in the library

Abby Dzikowicz, Reporter February 7, 2022

Access to information is every student's biggest struggle. As school becomes more technology-focused, some students would prefer to have a physical copy. Our school library provides us with unlimited options...

BOOKS: Students can have books delivered to their house when put on hold through Destiny Discover. Students are allowed to have up to 10 books checked out at once. Right now our bus drivers are doing the deliveries to your house media specialist Dana Rider said.

School library now on wheels

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor December 17, 2020

Grand Haven Area Public Schools  is now delivering library books to those who need them for the rest of first semester. “All students have to do is go on Destiny Discover and reserve books they want,”...

Community member Jennifer Stuppy presents to the GHAPS school board on Monday, March 9. She was there requesting the board create a new policy that would require parents to sign a consent form allowing their children to have access to sexually explicit content in district libraries.

Parent group pleads with school board to implement new policy at board meeting

The "Conservative Parents of Grand Haven" group was in full attendance at last night's board meeting to protest the decision made in February by the board to not implement any new policies regarding censorship of books
Caleb Berko, Managing Editor March 10, 2020

The Grand Haven Area Public School Board drew a large audience to its monthly meeting at Ferry Elementary on Monday, March 9. 31 individuals shared their thoughts with the board during the public commenting...

GHAPS leaders respond to parent groups criticism of literature

GHAPS leaders respond to parent group’s criticism of literature

Parent group is concerned about books in GHAPS libraries that they’d like to see placed behind the counter, severely limiting student access to certain titles
Caleb Berko, Managing Editor March 9, 2020

On Jan. 13 at the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, a concerned parent, Jenifer Stuppy, brought to attention a list of books she deemed were “sexually explicit”. In particular,...

Pictured are some new books that have been recently added to the librarys collection on display.

Library’s collection of books continues to expand

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 20, 2020

New books are usually ordered several times a month holding 20 to 30 books at a time in a box.  “Normally it takes a week or two to get everything in from an order because some things are back-ordered...

Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson

Book breaks down high school mental health taboo

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Co-editor in chief March 2, 2016

As high schoolers, we want to hear the truth about the world we are about to step into. We want to know that life is imperfect and that we’re not failing at it because of these imperfections. That it...

Books to read in February

Books to read in February

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor February 8, 2016

Looking for a book that you can fall in love with? Well look no further. These five books mix all kinds of love, from crush love to family love. Let’s celebrate this Valentine’s Day by getting lost...

7 Books to read in the new year

7 Books to read in the new year

Abby Reyenga, Reporter January 8, 2016

Looking for a book that you can dive into the new year? Well look no further. These seven books are of wide variety and genres that any book lover would enjoy. Media specialist Gloria Klinger and fellow...

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