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LMC - LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER


Library Media Specialist
Michele Lane

Paraprofessional

Cindy Danko

Click here for the Library Media Center's new website! 

Mission Statement 
The mission of the Colchester Public School District Library Rescources and Information Technology Literacy Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.  The school Library Media Specialist empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information by creating a supportive, educational environment , helping students develop the skills they will need for lifelong, independent learning.

Destiny - Card Catalog
Log onto Destiny to access our school card catalog. Log in using your school username and password to view your account, write reviews, and search for a great books.

Books R Movies
Many of today's movies started out as books. Someone read the book and said, "This would make a great movie." Students choose a book from the collection, read the book, then return a permission slip with a parent signature. At that point, they may sign out the movie to enjoy at home and decide which was better - the book or the movie.

Hours
The Library Media Center is open to students from 7:10 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. Students may use the LMC when there is a staff member present.

Circulation
Books are circulated for two weeks and can be renewed. Students are encouraged to ask library staff, teachers and peers for book recommendations or view student recommendations online.

Materials
Our library is stocked with materials aimed at all interests and reading levels for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All students are instructed upon orientation to the school and media center the different genres available as well as how to select age appropriate materials. We encourage students to share their selections with their parents. With this in mind, our teen genre may contain mature topics and language. Please guide your child towards books that you feel are age appropriate.

Of Special Note
The LMC includes audio-visual materials and equipment and a computerized writing lab. It is a place where people and ideas come together through the use of specialized equipment and expert help. We are proud of our media center and of the people who work there. Every effort is made to make the atmosphere comfortable and opportunistic for the students.

SSR
SSR is an acronym for sustained, silent reading and SSR is built into the schedules for students to read fifteen minutes every day. Reading as a leisure activity helps improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and reading speed. With the busy lives that students lead, it is more important than ever to help children find a quiet time and comfortable place to engage in a text. Adolescence is a challenging time, and reading can promote an understanding of different cultures, people, places, and situations. In addition to reading at school, it is important to surround children and teens with literature rich opportunities at home.

 
 


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360 NORWICH AVENUE
COLCHESTER, CT 06415
PH: 860.537.2313  FAX: 860.537.6258






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