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Library / Media Center

The mission of the Learning Resource Center is to provide a facility and staff that encourages and helps all our patrons to become effective users of information in all its forms as well as to provide quality reading materials to entertain and challenge our students.

Learning Resource Center

Curriculum

The mission of the Learning Resource Center is to provide a facility and staff that encourage and help all our patrons to become effective users of information in all its forms as well as to provide quality reading materials to entertain and challenge our patrons. Our curriculum is designed to introduce the information literacy and technology skills students need to be productive in the dynamic technological environment of the 21st century. (See Technology Curriculum link and the CT State Standards at:

CT State Standards – Technology Curriculum

This curriculum is delivered in both stand alone lessons and in collaborative lessons with the technology teachers and mentor and the classroom teachers. During scheduled classes, research projects, and visits for recreational materials, students and staff learn to locate, assess, and use text, digital media, and video materials to find answers, develop questions and create new knowledge.

About the LRC

The Learning Resource Center houses 27,000 print volumes, 37 periodical subscriptions, videos, and DVDs. The library is fully automated with 12 online computers and 23 wireless laptops for student use, a production room containing 2  Mac computers, and video-on-demand. The Destiny catalog (OPAC) connects students throughout the school with the in-house resources plus web sites that have been selected for this age student. Grolier Online is a subscription database available to our patrons both at school and at home (check with the Library Media Specialist for the password)

FAQ

Library Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for the library use?
  • The LRC is open daily 9 to3 . Students please remember to sign in if you are not with your class.
  • 3rd grade classes are scheduled for one 30 minute lesson per week and one 15 minute block for book exchange.  The two activities may be scheduled for different days.
  • 4th & 5th grade classes have scheduled 15 minute visits once per week for exchange of recreational reading
  • Classes may schedule lessons at any available time in either the LRC classroom, Main room, or their classrooms
  • The facility is available for presentations and meetings
Who is available to help in the LRC?
  • Mrs. Helen Knudsen, Teacher
  • Mrs. Kristin Everett, Aide
  • Parent Volunteers
What are the circulation policies?
  • Students and staff may check out and return books at any time the library is open if they have no overdue materials
  • At the beginning of the year third graders check out one book for one week.  Borrowing privledges are gradually extended as students demonstrate responsibility
  • Students may check out 5 print items at a time
  • Students may have a total of 7 items out at a time
  • Students may not check out materials if they have an overdue item
  • Most books are checked out for one month
  • Periodicals, Almanacs, Atlases, various reference books, Waldo, and I Spy are checked out for one week
  • One renewal is allowed
What if a book is lost or damaged?
  • Patrons may not borrow materials if they have an overdue item (we will hold items for one week)
  • Replacement cost for hardcover books is $20.00, paperbacks is $10.00, periodicals is $5.00
  • Money will be gladly refunded if the item is found
  • Please don’t replace titles as we purchase special bindings when possible
What about volunteers?
  • Volunteers are welcome to schedule a time to come help in general or to assist when their child’s class is scheduled to come
  • The PTO representative who handles LRC volunteers is Mrs. Tanzer
  • Teachers arrange, through room parents, for volunteers to help during research projects
  • Special talents like artistry and computer skills are appreciated for displays and projects