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Media Center

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All Smith School students have a formal media-tech class for 45 minutes once a week, in the media center.  Media-tech lessons cover 21st-century library-media skills integrated with technology, using one-to-one iPads and computers, to become enthusiastic readers and skilled users of information technologies.

Students will have the opportunity to check out new books every week.

There are also Open Media times daily when students may visit for additional circulation and/or research.

Students should return all books on their media day unless they are renewing them.  If you forget to return a book on media day, you may return it and check out a new book during any daily Open Media time.  (Ask the classroom teacher for an Open Media pass.)

Looking for a good book?  These 100 Picture Books are too good to miss!  Check out this list of classics and great new books compiled by School Library Journal.  Then check them out from our Smith School Library or your public library!

Looking for good information or images?  Try the Kid Safe Search site KidRex.org

~It's no use going to school unless the library is your final destination.    ~Ray Bradbury

Media Mission Statement

The goal of Smith's Media Center and Media/Tech Program is to empower students and staff to be life-long learners, informed decision-makers, skilled users of information technologies and enthusiastic readers.

This mission is accomplished by:

  1. Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
  2. Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas.
  3. Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.

~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish:  Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

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