Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! While many things will stay the same in the library this year, there are a few changes worth noting. First, I want students to be as comfortable as possible when they come in to the library - I get my best reading done curled up in a nice comfy seat where I can relax, so I wanted to create a place for students to do just that. Our new reading nook is a section of the library perfect for independent reading after students have checked out a new book. All they need to do is grab a cushion, settle in, and start reading. Here's a peek at the nook: just add readers!
The second big change to the library media center this year is in the computer lab (pictured above, on the right). Our 18 desktop computers have found new homes in classrooms, making way for a cart of 30 MacBooks. This updated technology will allow students to have the individual, hands-on access they need to improve their digital literacy and research skills. I'll work directly with teachers to use this technology to support and enhance what students are already learning. I can't wait to see some of the projects students produce this year!
Hello, I'm Ms. Mernick, the library media teacher at Clinton. I look forward to using this site to share information and updates with my students, their families, other teachers, and our community members. Contact me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.