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Mrs. Jennifer Seymour

A donation of $1000.00 was given by Mike Millican and Roger Bedford to the DSMS Library to purchase books.

Please continue to collect General Mills BOX TOPS for the library. We have collected 1760--$176.00 for the 2014-15 School Year.

2014-15 Scholastic Book Fair was a success. We had a total in sales of $1737.25. We were awarded $694.90 in Scholastic Reward to purchase books and materials form Scholastic.

THANKS to everyone who helped to make these projects a success.

Renaissance Home Connect
 Student’s uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about his/her progress in Accelerated Reader. You can view Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection using these browsers:
• Internet Explorer 6.02 or later
• Firefox 2.x or later
• Safari 2.0.3 or later
If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add to your address book.

AR Rewards
At the end of each school year there will be rewards given to the students who meet their reading goals.

Related imageBOX TOPS for EDUCATION — We are collecting box tops to raise money for the Library/Media Center. Please collect and turn in to the school.


Double Springs Middle School Library Policies

Double Springs Middle School Library, serving students 5-8, subscribes to the principals outlined in “Alabama’s School Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner” published by the Alabama Department of Education. 
Students have flexible, open access to the library media center during the school day. The LMS and the teachers collaborate to schedule lessons that promote reading and that teach students how to acquire and use information.
Student Services
There are several things that parents need to be aware of. First of all, it is important to remember that our audience is 5th grade through 8th grade. Not every book is appropriate for every child. In addition, family standards vary widely. These two factors, varying ages and varying standards, sometimes make it a challenge to match books and children. The best thing parents can do is set the standards for their own children. If a parent does not want a child to check out a particular type of book, then they should communicate that to their child. Please notify the librarians if you do not want your child to check a particular book. We believe that by working closely with parents, we can guide children in making appropriate choices. 
At Double Springs Middle School Library, most of our collection is integrated and available to all students. Books are checked out for a period of two weeks. One renewal is allowed.
Students may check out 2 books at one time, exceptions will be made to accommodate student need. Students may check out magazines ONLY after they have met their AR point goals.
If a patron has a book that is overdue, no further checkouts are allowed until the overdue book is returned. 

Patrons must pay for lost or damaged books. When you receive an overdue notice, we include the price of the book as a service to you in case it is lost. We charge a nickel a day for every school day that a book is overdue. If you have paid for a lost book, we are happy to refund you money if the book is found in the same academic year in which a fine was paid.

Home Connect gives our students their own place in our Destiny Library Catalog where they can create Shelves containing the books they’ve read, those they’re currently reading, and those they want to read. 
Other student services:
Printing: Students have access to a networked printer in the library to use for school related projects. We ask that students be conservative and selective when choosing what needs to be printed. We charge 10 cents for black and white copies and 25 cents for color copies. We also ask our teachers to consider students who may not have access to computers or the internet at home when granting students permission to print in the library.
Computer Lab Scheduling
The library computer lab is open at all times to individual students for Accelerated Reader tests, STAR, Destiny and class related research. Individual students must have permission from their teacher to use the internet and must also inform the LMS that they will be using the internet. Students who violate permissions will lose this privilege and be immediately sent back to class.
Teachers may also schedule the library computer lab for a whole class project by making a reservation with the LMS.

Mrs. Jennifer Seymour