Library Media Center
Students discover the world through the David Hale Library Media Center (LMC). Not just a room full of books, the LMC is the heart of the school. From early morning to late afternoon, children and adults are found enjoying a book, consulting librarians for recommendations, or gathering with friends to discuss books. The LMC collection includes children’s picture books, junior fiction novels, reference books, curriculum-based non-fiction books, biographies, fiction, professional and parenting resource books, and a video collection.
The school library is a powerful resource in promoting cultural competency and celebrating diversity in different forms. The LMC collection proudly includes materials that encompass the beliefs and ideologies of the diverse groups represented within and beyond our school, as well as materials that help students develop respect and appreciation for global cultures.
The LMC has two full time library specialists who collaborate with teachers to leverage resources that enhance the learning process, support curriculum, and extend the classroom experience. In the early primary grades, students check out books, and receive library skill instruction. In the later primary and middle grades, students visit the library for instruction in information literacy, literature sharing, book selection, effective research, and customized lesson plans.
The library program aims to promote the love of reading and learning and also to develop independent library users.
- Develop habits of lifelong reading and lifelong learning
- Develop an appreciation and understanding of literature in a variety of media
- Ability to locate, identify, and select resources using a variety of media
- Begin to apply reference and research skills in retrieving ideas and information from a variety of resources; including electronic databases and internet sources
- Develop and understand appropriate internet use