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Contact: Ms. Howard
 (334) 288-5799 Email: shunda.howard@mps.k12.al.us

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Welcome to the Library Media Center!

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Library Media Center 's Mission The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished: by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students. Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p.1

Hours of Operation--8:00 am -3:00 pm.


Student Checkout 
Period-- one week

Kindergarten & First grade: 1 book

Second grade:2 books

Third -Fifth grades: 3 books

Overdue Books Overdue notices are sent home on a regular basis. If a student has books overdue we reserve the right to suspend borrowing privileges, until the overdue items are returned.

Lost or Damaged Books If a book is lost or damaged, students will have to pay the replacement cost of the book. A letter will be sent home with the price of the book.

Resources Our resources include over 8,000 books, 16 computers with internet access, a variety of audio-visual videos/DVD's, subscriptions to professional journals as well as magazines of interest to our students.

Reading Initiatives Throughout the Year

Accelerated Reader- Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based assessment program where students read books and take quizzes on books they have read. They may test in the media center, computer lab or in their classrooms. The quiz consists of multiple-choice questions that check their recall of facts and events, as well as their comprehension of the book. 

Pizza Hut "Book It" Campaign-Students can earn a free pizza coupon by reading and reaching their reading goal each month.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program-Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by logging in at least six hours of recreational reading in their reading log..

Book Fair-We provide a book fair twice a year. Flyers will be sent home announcing the dates of the fair. This is a great way to motivate students to read and give them an opportunity to build their personal collection of books for home.

Parent Volunteers We welcome parents to the Media Center to volunteer. Volunteers are always needed to read to classes, assist with student selection of books, reshelving books,etc.

Behavior Visiting the library is a privilege, therefore,students are expected to follow the MPS Code of Student Behavior as well as the Media Center's expectations that are posted.

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