Welcome to the Library

Library Staff

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Jenny Shanker

Librarian, 703-228-2937

I've been a librarian in Arlington Public Schools since 2011. I have a wonderful family, including my husband and two daughters: one in high school and the other in college at JMU (Go Dukes!). I am originally from Connecticut but have lived in the DC area since 1995. I love reading, of course, but I also love hiking, being in nature, photography, kayaking, and spending time with my family.

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Audrey Tsai

Library Assistant

I am a second career-er. I left my IT consulting job when my first was born. I have worked as a vet tech and I love animals. I love to travel, eat, swim, ski, read, paddle board, and try new things. Come by the library and say HI!

Library Information

Dorothy Hamm Middle School Library
  • Students will be able to check out books anytime during the day from 7:20 am to 2:45 pm.
  • Students will be scheduled to visit the library with their English or Reading classes, but they can also come to the library on their own during class (with a pass from their teacher), and after eating lunch.
  • Books can be checked out for three weeks and renewed online if no one else has it on hold.
  • Up to 5 books may be checked out at a time, but we ask that students only take what they think they can read within the check-out period.
  • E-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines are always available. Check out this page for more information.