“What a school thinks about its library, is a measure of what it thinks about education.” — Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education
The mission of the Stormonth Elementary library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas.
What skills do students need to become "effective users of ideas and information?"
In order to use information and ideas effectively, students need to be able to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources.
Will they learn these skills in the library?
YES! Information skills are taught in the library media center and in the classroom. Whenever possible, students are taught information skills that directly relate to their classroom assignments.
When do students come to the library media center?
K-4 students visit the LMC once each week for a 20 minute lesson. K-5 classes meet for 30 minutes; first through third grade classes have a 40 minute library class; and fourth graders are scheduled for a 50 minute lesson each week. A weekly book exchange is included during library classes for K5 through 4th grades.
What do students do during library class time?
During library class time, students LEARN about...
wonderful books, a variety of genres, outstanding authors and illustrators, and how to locate and use information from resources such as: the Internet, databases, books, encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, maps, and more!
Students also have an opportunity to check out books during each scheduled library class time.