Staff & Hours
Mrs. Heidi Waisanen, Teacher Librarian
Library Hours: 7:45am to 3:30pm (M-F)
208-285-1161 ext. 232
Welcome to the Genesee School Library! My name is Heidi Waisanen, and am starting my 20th year with Genesee School. My previous assignments have been 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, Title I, and now the K-12 Teacher Librarian. My husband and I have been in Genesee for 22 years and love our community. Our children grew up in Genesee, graduated (2016 & 2019), and now both attend the University of Idaho. We enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling to see family, and having fun with our dogs. I can't wait to see you all in the library this year.
Mission of the Genesee School Library:
The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to function successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. We encourage users to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media. Our library helps equip students with life-long learning skills, develop imagination, as well as enabling them to live as responsible citizens.
Library Policies and Usage:
Students have access to library media as well as technology, according to our Accepted Use Policies (Elementary & Secondary). Elementary students may visit the library during open hours with their class, or individually using a classroom pass. Students are encouraged to use the library for research, or to support / supplement regular class instruction. Secondary students may also use the library during open hours. All users must be respectful of other classes such as IDLA (online learners), Elementary story/activity time, or other scheduled events.
The library is open daily for student/staff use from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Elementary and Secondary students may check materials out for 14 days. You may renew your book through Lumen for an additional 14 days, or see the librarian. Students are financially responsible for any books or materials which are lost or damaged.