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About Knowles Library

Knowles Library Hours:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 - 4:30 8:00 - 4:30 8:00 - 4:30 8:00 - 4:30 8:00 - 4:00
 
 
Circulation Policies:
  • How many books may I check out at a time?
    Students may have two fiction or nonfiction books or three graphic books checked out at a time.
  • How long is the checkout period?
    Fiction and nonfiction books have a lending period of two weeks.
    Graphic books have a lending period of one week.

  • Can I renew a book if I'm not finished reading it by the due date?
    Yes, you may recheck a title -- provided it isn't on hold for another student.
  • What if my book is overdue?
    Books accrue a late fee of $0.10 per day with a $5 maximum.
Knowles Library Staff:
Mrs. Rossi
Librarian
Mrs. Rossi has been a librarian for more than 20 years.  She loves assisting both students and teachers with research assignments, book recommendations, and other literacy-related needs.  Some of Mrs. Rossi's favorite reads -- old and new -- are:
 
 
When Mrs. Rossi isn't reading, she loves to hike, travel, sing on her church's praise team, play board games, crochet, try new foods and spend time with family and friends.
Mrs. Gallia
Circulation Desk Clerk
Mrs. Gallia is starting her third full year at Knowles Library.  She is always happy to assist with checking out books, submitting iPad work orders, and assisting students and teachers with library resources.
 
Mrs. Gallia's favorite books are:
 
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta sepetys
  • Fatal Throne by M.T. Anderson
  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
 
Mrs. Gallia also enjoys watching HGTV and DIY Network, as well as reading and watching anything that involves reusing, repurposing or reimagining...like Flea Market Flip and Trash to Treasure.
 
Mrs. Mancilla
Media Clerk
Mrs. Mancilla is brand new to Deer Park ISD and Knowles Library this year.  She enjoys helping others and is looking forward to assisting students, teachers, and staff with library-related technology needs and IDs, as well as movie and equipment requests.
 
As a lifelong reader, Mrs. Mancilla enjoys books from many different genres.  Just a few of her favorite books include:
 
 
In addition to reading, Mrs. Mancilla enjoys crocheting, binge watching shows and movies (especially Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who and Indiana Jones), nature, camping, animals, teaching VBS and loving on her family.
Mrs. Zambrano
Electronic Classroom Clerk
Mrs. Zambrano is the newest addition to the Knowles Library family.  She assists with library programming, fee and fine maintenance, and will work hard to assit student with answers to any library-related questions.  A few of Mrs. Zambrano's favorite books are:
 
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Laura Jean by Jenny Han
 
She also enjoys making crafts, doing DIY experiments like making lip balms and slime and watching documentaries and reality shows.  She loves to travel and visit historical landmarks.
 
Mrs. Zambrano loves to sing, and one of her favorite types of music is mariachi.  When she is able, she likes visiting art and history museums.