Welcome to the Library Media Center

The vision of the library media center is to expose students to diverse text and provide them with strategies and tools to innovatively problem-solve, so they can become productive citizens who enrich their communities. The mission is to offer varied reading opportunities, provide space and resources that foster creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication This is achieved by working collaboratively with teachers and students in support of the STEM theme.

The Thomas Edison Library Media Center is an inviting, multi-purpose space boasting two teaching areas, a comfortable seating area for reading, a computer lab and home of our green screen and Makerspace. Introductory sessions are provided for all incoming sixth graders to familiarize them with policies, procedures, and the media center staff. The library media center ensures students are represented in literature, by offering both fiction and non-fiction texts written in students’ native languages as well as literature about diverse perspectives in social issues, empathy and advocacy, covering race, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, living with disabilities, and more. Diversity is infused to acknowledge, form an understanding of, and celebrate diverse backgrounds. Every student is represented in what they read. Students can be seen selecting text or reading in various learning spaces, utilizing their Chromebooks investigating various topics and areas of research. In the Makerspace student may be exploring with iPad labs; creating videos with a green screen recording studio; engaging with mobile virtual reality (VR) devices; designing with 3D printers, enhancing coding skills with littleBits, and crafting with sewing machines.

Library Media Specialist: Michelle Gray

Families and students over 13 follow us on instagram: @aces_tems_library 

Policies & Procedures:

Library Media Center Hours: M, T, W, F 8am-3:15pm, Thursdays 8am-2:15pm

Students can check out up to 3 books at a time. Books may be checked out for 2 week. A student with an overdue book cannot check out any other books until the overdue book is found or payment is made so the book can be replaced. Students are responsible for the care and keeping of all library materials. Fines/fees are assessed for lost and/or damaged books. Overdue notices are sent out weekly to students as a reminder to return library materials.

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Connecticut Nutmeg Books

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