Library Media Center
Mrs. Daria Taylor, Library Media Specialist &
Mrs. Judy Lefebvre, Library Media Assistant
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Vision and Mission
The Clarksburg Library Media Program is an essential part of a high-quality education. It provides students and staff members with equitable and timely access to literature, information, technology and instructional resources. Working in collaboration with teachers and other staff members, the library media staff promotes reading and teaches students to develop the skills necessary to inquire, think critically and gain knowledge.
The mission of the Clarksburg Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff become effective users of ideas and information. We cultivate a love of learning, researching and reading every day.
Students visit the library media center every other week for literature appreciation and information literacy lessons. The library media specialist also collaborates with staff to develop and implement lessons integrating information literacy skills into instruction through Curriculum 2.0 Inquiry Projects.
All students participate in Maryland's student choice program, the Black-Eyed Susan Award. Each year a new set of nominees is selected by school librarians from around the state. Students listen and respond to Picture Book nominees during their library instruction. Students in grades 4 & 5 may choose to read 3 of the 10 nominees in the Graphic Novel and the Chapter Book categories. Voting takes place in April and the winner is announced in early May.
4th and 5th graders are also invited to participate in Lunch Bunch. If randomly selected, students eat lunch in the library media center two or three days a week and listen to a Black-Eyed Susan Chapter Book nominee read aloud to them. This book counts towards the 3 students need to read or listen to in order to cast their vote!
3rd graders are invited to apply to be Student Library Assistants. These students come to work in the library several times each month to help us keep the space neat, clean and organized. Students are responsible for a section of the library, and also help with daily tasks such as dusting, watering the plants, sharpening pencils and running errands. They provide an invaluable service and are recognized at the end of the school year.
4th graders may join the Student Library Advisory Committee. The group will meet during recess monthly and will advise Mrs. Taylor on a number of important library issues, including use of space, the collection and technology!
5th graders prepare and present our Morning Announcements. The announcements are pre-recorded and air on classroom promethean boards daily. Students also assist by leading the pledge each morning over the PA system.
The library media center is open between 9:15 AM and 3:45 PM as often as possible. The doors will be closed when the library is closed. Students must bring their library card to the library when they come check out a book.
Check Out Limits
- Kindergarten being by checking out 1 item at a time, and move to 2 items once routines are established.
- 1st and 2nd graders may check out 2 items at a time.
- 3rd, 4th and 5th graders may check out 3 items at a time.
All materials are due two weeks from the date they are checked out. Books may be renewed multiple times as long as other students do not have them on hold. Students may not check out if they have any overdue items.
Volunteers are always welcome! Please contact Mrs. Daria Taylor if you are interested!