Margaret M. Kelley
Library Media Specialist
The Moharimet Library Media Center is a place where children come to work, learn and explore. It provides services to children and teachers as part of a comprehensive educational experience. The student services are designed to assist the learner in his/her ability to find, evaluate, generate, and apply information. Information skills that are appropriate for each grade level are taught within the classroom teacher's curriculum. The staff of the Library Media Center provides the student with materials and guidance for classroom assignments, pleasure reading, and general information.
The Library Media Center is open to all students throughout the school day. We have an automated circulation system and automated catalog. The library collection is connected to the classroom computers. The library collection is also available on this website. See Library Catalog.
- one week (grades k-2)
- two weeks (grades 3-4)
- Books may be renewed as needed.
- There are no fines for overdue books.
- Three overdue notices will be sent home, one every two weeks, followed by a bill after 6 weeks.
- If a book is lost, a student is charged for the replacement cost.
The Library Media Program collaborates with the classroom teacher to
build a generation of Information Literate Students. (See below.)
1. Information Literacy
information literate students:
*access information efficiently and effectively
*evaluate information critically and competently
*uses information effectively and creatively
2. Independent Learning
independent learners are information literate and:
*pursue information related to personal interests
*appreciate and enjoy literature and other creative
expressions of information
*strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation
3. Social Responsibility
students who contribute positively to the learning community and to society:
*recognize the importance of information to a democratic society
*practice ethical behavior in regard to information
and information technology
*participate effectively in groups to pursue and generate information
Student achievement is the bottom line.
*American Association of school libraries
Information Power - Building Partnerships for Learning