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About

Welcome to the FHPS media center homepage where you can find a book by searching our online catalog, complete your research project by using our online databases, visit your teacher’s website, check your grades, and much more! Our district’s 15 media centers serve over 10,000 students, and we’re proud to have so many essential resources right at their fingertips. While a good amount of our collection consists of books (we have over 100,000 different titles!), we also provide our patrons with audiobooks, ebooks, films, Nooks, Kindles, digital cameras, camcorders, onsite computers, as well as a place separate from the rigors of the classroom, to quietly read or study.

Our district media specialists strive to maintain an interesting and relevant collection by keeping current with trends in young adult literature and by purchasing titles that have both widespread appeal and niche audiences. They keep up with the latest in educational technology trends in order to make the media centers a centralized hub for 21st century learning. And, long with the media clerks, they strive to maintain a positive learning environment so that our students become independent, lifelong learners.

Thanks for your patronage!


Mission

The mission of the FHPS media centers is to create independent users of ideas and information by ensuring that all students and staff have the skills and opportunity to access, evaluate, and use information.  We believe that it is our responsibility to introduce new learning technologies, provide support of the curriculum, and teach information skills in a positive learning environment in which all students can become independent, lifelong learners.

The mission shall be accomplished by providing:

  • intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • instruction to foster competence in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • recommendations and guidance to stimulate interest in library materials
  • collaboration with staff to design resource based learning investigations
  • partnerships with staff to integrate information literacy into existing curriculum

Library Staff

Teacher Librarians

5-8 Teacher Librarian
Tracy Chrenka

9-12 Teacher Librarian
Christopher Patrick
(616) 493-5616


Media Materials Clerks

Ada MMC
Fran Wolters

Ada Vista MMC
Diana Bowman

Central High MMC
Dora Fowler

Central High MMC
Jaye Jelier

Central Middle MMC
Jillian Berger

Central Middle MMC
Teresa Vance

Central Woodlands MMC
Becky Boelens

Collins MMC
Peggy Reyers

Collins MMC
Andrea Thompson

Eastern Middle/High MMC
Kate Bartley

Eastern Middle/High MMC
Becky Schroeder

Knapp Forest MMC
Lisa Doctor

Meadow Brook MMC
Kyle Landman

Northern High MMC
Aaron Foust

Northern Middle MMC
Karen McDonnell

Northern Middle MMC
Teresa Vance

Northern Middle MMC
Linda Mullins

Northern Trails MMC
Donna Mae VanderPloeg

Orchard View MMC
Monica Mikrut

Pine Ridge MMC
Sara Zietz

Thornapple MMC
Katey Pell