Castlen Elementary School Library Media Center
The library media center is committed to providing a welcoming environment where students may achieve intellectual and personal growth. The media center staff will provide access to informational resources in a variety of formats appropriate to student development.
Working with the Castlen faculty, the media center staff will:
- assist every student in accessing, evaluating, and using information in the achievement of classroom instructional objectives.
- encourage every student to read, view, and listen for information and enjoyment.
- assist every student in becoming a lifelong learner who is information literate, learns independently, and is socially responsible.
The library media center staff is committed to providing a wide variety of resources relating to personal interest, creative expression, and the pursuit of knowledge. This will be accomplished by enlisting the aid of students, faculty, and the community in the identification, acquisition, and maintenance of these resources. The library media center staff is committed to the wise use of available funding in this process as well as flexible scheduling to provide maximum access for all patrons.
According to Literacy Partners, reading, viewing, and listening for information and enjoyment are practices that form the basis for a successful and productive life. The library media center staff is committed to encouraging and assisting every student in the development of these practices in preparation for graduation from high school and his/her participation in a democratic society.
The Library Media Center
hours of operation are 7:20 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
We have one computer lab in the Media Center. Teachers schedule research times for their students to use the computer lab. Teachers bring classes in for 30 minutes a session. During this time students use technology to complete assignments.
Teachers can schedule time to bring students in for printed research to complete assignments. Teachers also may schedule time to bring classes in to check books in and out. Students may come to the Media Center on an individual basis with a pass, during their lunch break, or after school to complete assignments and check books in and out.