About us

The Apex Friendship High School Media Center was established in August 2015.

The AFHS Media Center contains approximately 9000 volumes in our first year and we're still growing! 

Over 120 laptops are available in the library for student use.

The open floor concept of the library allows for collaboration between students and teachers. 

There are three instructional spaces available for classroom use: the Cube, the Green Zone, and the Yellow Zone. In addition to this there are several flexible spaces for use: the Porch, the Lounge, and the Oasis.

The books in the library are shelved according to genre and author and can be checked out for three weeks. These can be renewed upon request.

The magazines are available overnight, but can also be renewed upon request.

Research

According to the Keith Lance Curry study The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement, test scores tend to be higher when a school has a full-time librarian who helps deliver library/information literacy instruction to students, plans instructional units cooperatively with teachers and provides in-service training to teachers and other staff. Consequently, the higher the student usage of the library, the higher the test scores. This study was also replicated in 14 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. The results from the other studies on student achievement have validated the original study.