THANK YOU to Woodmen of the World and field representatives Renee Baker & Michelle Robertson for the $600 donation towards to purchase of new bookshelves for the MES Library Media Center.
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We have opened up an Exciting World of Reading for our
students at Meek Elementary!
We recently added Accelerated Reader Enterprise, a web-based program, at Meek Elementary. It offers unlimited access to more than 100,000 quizzes on books from publishers around the world.
With so many fun, motivational quizzes to choose from, our students will be able to read most any book they choose—from home, from the school library, from the public library—and immediately take the associated Accelerated Reader Enterprise quiz. We now have unlimited access to all of them, as well as any new ones as they are created.
Philosophy and Role of the Meek Elementary Library Media
The Meek Elementary School Library Media Center's primary objective is to implement, enrich, and support the educational program of the school. The media specialist will use information literacy, the ability to find and use information, to help create a foundation for lifelong learning. The media specialist will cooperate with the students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents to integrate a firm library media program that will provide opportunities for students to become skillful users of technology in the twenty-first century. The goal is to help all students acquire the skills to become productive locators and evaluators, to solve problems, and to understand and promote independence and respect, and to become lifelong learners who achieve intellectual proficiency and personal fulfillment in our society today.
2010-2011 Library Schedule
K - 1st Grade Library Schedule
Mrs. Guthrie...Thursday Time TBA
Mrs. McCurley...Monday Time TBA
Mrs. Rickett... Friday Time TBA
Ms. Whitman...Thursday Time TBA
Mrs. Adair...Thursday Time TBA
Mrs. Farley...Thursday Time TBA
The library is totally flexible; any student or faculty member may come and check out a book anytime during the day from 8:00 - 3:00 (closed for lunch from 12:00 - 12:30)
Donations are greatly appreciated and very much needed. State and Federal funding is based on our teacher units and each and every year it only goes so far. There is not enough money to buy one new book per student per year. That is very sad when we have children that only have the luxury of reading what we have at school, but not at home. On average our students read more than two books on any given day. I am asking as the school librarian to please give from your heart whenever possible.
"How to evaluate a web site for research"
1. Source and reliability
Where did this site come from? Who created it (author)? (University,
education, professional or expert, etc...) Is it accurate? Are the sources
sited? Is the information believable?
Is it updated frequently? Who is in charge of the updates? Is the site easy
What other links will this site take you to? Are they appropriate for
Is there a good amount of text or is it mostly graphics? Is the content
organized into meaningful categories? Does the site cover the subject in
Does the site have a clear focus? Is the information valuable to the
Book Return Policies
Kindergarten and first grade are allowed to keep their books for one week.
Second through sixth grade are allowed to keep their books for two weeks.
There is a $.05 charge for everyday a book is overdue. Students are responsible for the total cost of the book if the book is lost or totally destroyed. Students are also responsible for a damaged book and are charged accordingly.
Hours and Facility
The library is open each day from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We have 26 computers, which allow students to search our on-line catalog, use CD ROMs, word processing, scanning, take AR quizzes, and search the Internet. Our library is automated with the Destiny program on the school's network, which allows our patrons to easily locate needed materials.
Meek Elementary Collection
The Meek Elementary School Library has a collection geared to the needs of both our school’s students and staff. Our collection includes 8,700 books and over 400 audio-visual items including videos, DVDs, audiotapes, and CDRoms.
Meek Elementary Library Media Program
A strong library media program is an essential component of an effective elementary school program. Teachers must be able to use the media center and its resources as an extension of the classroom at the time of need. Therefore, the media center program should allow flexible access to students and staff at all times rather than operate on a schedule of fixed periods. Flexible access facilitates information-skills instruction in conjunction with content from the core curriculum. Classroom teachers and the library media specialist work as partners to address key objectives in language arts, math, social studies and science collaboratively. The program has a committee which consists of the library media specialist, the principal, two teachers, two parents, and two students.
American Association of School Librarians. (1991). Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling. Chicago: American Library Association. www.ala.org
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