Welcome to MES Library!
I would like to personally welcome all MES students, parents, faculty and staff to our library. Our library is a very busy place. Students are checking out books, checking them in, and attending library class once a week. Students may also visit the library anytime during the day other than their alloted class time. This flexible time gives students more access to the library which is a valuable resource for our school.
Our library provides additional resources for students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to ensure that each student learns the necessary skills to be able to use the library on an individual basis. Learning to use technology is another skill taught to all students. We use Destiny, our automation system for checking out materials, checking them in, and searching for books. It is our wish their library time be an educational experience that will enhance their reading skills and promote reading growth through the use of library resources.
HAPPY READING TO ALL!
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Each year we try to study a different children's author in the library. We read many titles written by this author for several weeks. We then write to the author and send pictures of the student's favorite stories they have heard. For the school year 2015-2016 we studied Peter Brown, author/illustrator. Students kept a journal of his stories. There are photos of my journal I kept in the Photo Album link.
Since MES began using the 7 Habits, kindergarten library classes will study Sean Covey and his book, "7 Habits of Happy Kids". Students either listen to Mr. Covey's CD as he actually reads stories about each habit and the characters from each story, or listen to recorded stories read by myelf to accompany the shorter versions of the habits. He has written individual stories for each of the habits. Students kept a journal of activities for each habit which was sent home at the end of the study. Lessons and activities are geared toward how we can use the 7 Habits in the library. Sometimes we use other trade book titles to learn how we can use the habits in the library.
Our library sponsors a book fair during the school year to provide our students, parents, faculty and staff with the latest reading resources. Information concerning the book fair is sent home by the students.Proceeds from the fairs provide funding for the library to purchase additional resources for students, faculty and staff. Please visit our Photo Album page for pictures of our fairs.
Library schedule for your child's class can be found on the Files link of the library's main page.