Welcome to the library
  • Welcome to our Library Media Center!

     

    Dear Parents,

    I am thrilled to serve as your child’s librarian! I look forward to helping prepare students for life-long learning, informed decision-making, a love of reading, and the use of information technologies.  

    This mission is accomplished by:
    *providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
    *providing instruction to stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.
    *teaching information literacy skills necessary to access, use and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
    *working with other educators to design learning programs and projects that meet the needs of individual students.
    *providing opportunities for student creativity and growth through technology and makerspace projects.
    *developing 21st Century Learning Skills of collaboration, cooperation, digital citizenship and global learning.

    Further, the library media center maintains an open access policy.  Students may come to the library media center at any time -- individually, in small groups, or with their entire class -- to check out and return materials, to read for pleasure or information, to hear stories, or research topics for reports, using a variety of resources.  The library operates on a flexible schedule for students in second through fourth grades. All classes utilize the library. Students may come at any time to check out a book, research information, read independently, use the MakerSpace, Read and Ride, and explore individual learning projects. Teachers work collaboratively with the librarian to schedule research projects and literature-appreciation lessons.  Additionally, students in kindergarten through first grade, visit the library for a fixed class time each week.

    Please encourage your child to enjoy and take care of our library materials and return them for more. Also, please enjoy the library books WITH your children!

    For more information, please e-mail me at molly.barker@spart5.net

    Happy Reading!

    Molly Barker, MLIS