Jefferson-Houston Library Information

  • Library Resources
    • Books
    • eBooks
    • Magazines
    • Databases
    • Professional library for teachers, including DVDs
    • Family library with parenting resources

    Online Resources

    Students can login into our Destiny library catalog from home to look up books, place holds, review books, and check to see what they have currently checked out from the library. Make sure to select our school name before logging into the Destiny website. Students can login into the school Destiny website using their Google Docs login. To access more library and ACPS online resources please visit the JHS Library Resources page.

    Library Times

    • Encore classes for PreK-5th are scheduled.
    • Flexible schedule including library visits and IB and classroom instruction vary. Please contact Ms. Facemire to schedule.

    Borrowing Policies

    Students in Kindergarten start checking out books the second week of school after they have learned about how to properly take care of their book. Students return their library book and during their Encore class they will select a new book to take home. Parents may request that their child be allowed to checkout more than one book.

    Students in first grade may checkout one book a week for the first half of the year. Starting in January, students may checkout up to two books each week during Encore.

    Students in second through eighth grade may checkout two books at a time. Students may checkout additional books for research projects.

    Parents, you can also checkout books from the school library. Email Ms. Facemire for more information.

    Lending Periods

    All library book are checked out for a two-week time period. Students may not checkout a book if they have a book checked out that is overdue.

    Fees and Replacement Costs

    We do not issue late fees; however, students will be asked to pay the replacement cost or bring in a replacement copy should they damage or lose a library book. The librarian will work with students who need to replace a lost or damaged book by helping them find a low-cost replacement.

Jefferson-Houston Librarian

Ms. Zina Facemire

Phone: (703) 706-4400 ext. 1944


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in School Library/Social Studies Minor in History M.Ed in Education focusing in School Library

Ms. Zina Facemire

Ms. Facemire is in her 33rd year of being an educator. She has worked with all grade levels, including teachers. She holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from James Madison University, focusing on School Librarianship and Social Studies. Ms. Facemire worked in a variety of different areas in Virgina, Maryland and Panama.

In her spare time she is in the Washington Redskins Marching and enjoys reading and playing with her cats.

Ms. Rivnee Ross

Phone: 703-706-4400 ext. 1828


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rivnee Ross

Ms. Ross worked with the Campagna program at Jefferson-Houston for several years before joining the JH library team.

Last Modified on March 4, 2019