Media Center

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Classroom Visits

The media center maintains a flexible schedule for book circulation. Kindergarten and Second graders may check out one book at a time, and Third through Fifth graders may check out two books at a time.

Each class visits the library on a regular basis for instruction in information research and process skills, informational literacy skills, digital citizenship and story-time.

Library Mission Statement

The media programs at Mt. Carmel Elementary School will support the following beliefs:

  • Promote teaching for learning by participating in collaboration, providing literacy instruction, and encourage critical thinking

  • Promote literacy and reading for the purpose of learning, personal growth, and enjoyment

  • Provides access to physical, digital, and virtual information

  • Advocate for library program to all stakeholders

  • Provide a positive learning environment that focuses on student learning and achievement

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate library programs, resources, and services in support of the mission of the library.

Library Vision Statement

The school library media program will exist as the hub of the school itself; it will represent the correlating and supportive component of the overall educational program. With flexible scheduling, through cooperative planning, and with an awareness of the curriculum, the school library media specialist will support and extend classroom instruction. To ensure that every young person experiences an equal and effective educational opportunity, officials will provide each school with library media facilities, professional and support personnel, and quality resources to meet curriculum needs. With proper funding, appropriate materials will be procured and made available for all school patrons, regardless of physical or academic ability. The media center will be a multimedia classroom where patrons are instructed in the use of print and non-print materials and will be encouraged and assisted to access, evaluate, and utilize information. The school library media program will also instill in students a love of reading, both for pleasure and personal growth, as it strives to develop a collection of quality literature.

Library Creed  

I am a reader and a researcher.
I can find books and information in the library for myself.
I can use information to answer my questions and do my assignments.
I will different genres of literature.
I will care for the books I borrow and return them promptly.
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