Library fees may now be paid through My School Bucks!
Choosing Good Books for Children of All Ages (Education.com)
Facebook, Instagram, and Social Media (Common Sense Media)
Managing Your Child’s Screen Time (Great Schools)
Tween TV That’s Actually Good (Common Sense Media)
TeachingBooks.net (Iowa AEA)
ISTE Standards for Students (International Society for Technology in Education)
Copyright and Public Domain (Columbus State University)
CRAAP Test (UC San Diego)
Iowa AEA Resources
The library is open from 7:15 to 3:45 when school is in session.
Library materials are due in two weeks, and may be renewed if not on hold for another student.
Students are responsible for damaged or lost items checked out in their name.
The makerspace is available for use before and after school, or throughout the day with teacher permission.
While in the makerspace:
- Work with purpose
- Clean up
- Be respectful
All materials are color-coded for safety:
The library has two student helpers per class period. If you are interested in working in the library during the 2017-2018 school year, please speak with Mrs. Michaelson or Mrs. Brandon to set up an interview and evaluation.
Mission of the District Library Media Program
The mission of the district library program is to provide all students the library materials and online resources necessary to meet their immediate needs and to help them develop the information and communication skills they will need as lifelong learners.
In order to accomplish this mission the department believes:
- That student need for information will best be satisfied through hands-on experiences with information resources available from a wide variety of sources and found in a variety of formats including print, audio, visual, and electronic.
- That students will acquire lifelong learning skills through instruction on locating, evaluating, and synthesizing information to complete classroom assignments.
- That information literacy will be achieved through exposure to and practice with a wide variety of appropriate information resources and formats as an integral part of student curriculum.
- That technological literacy will be achieved through hands-on experiences with and instruction on the types of information technology which students will most likely encounter in their daily lives now and in the future.
- That students will best succeed in the Information Age if they acquire a vision of virtual library (i.e., library without walls) through the use of technologies which access information 24/7.
- That the exploration of library materials for personal enjoyment, discovery, and enrichment will endure for all generations.