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Mrs. Davis and the Family
Mrs. Davis and the Family

Welcome to the DCMS Library Homepage!

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Book Club has started! Information is posted outside the main library doors!

 

Our SPRING BOOK FAIR WILL BE

March 1 - 9 . If you would like to volunteer to work, please let me know. I would LOVE the help! Thanks!!

Parent letters went home on 2/14 with information about shopping times and our Parent Night on 3/1/18 from 5pm-7pm.

 

I will also be doing an event during the book fair for 6th graders ONLY! It's called Grandparents, Good Books, and Grub! Information went home on 2/14 with all 6th grade students concerning this event.

 

If you can't make it to the fair, but would like to support our school by shopping online, please click here to go to our online book fair! Thanks in advance!!

 

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DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 FOR LIBRARY MESSAGES!!

The information is located in the 'forms' section.

LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Students come to the library every three weeks with their English teacher. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

I have worked really hard over the last couple of years to make our library a more inviting and warm place for our students to come and read and do research. We currently have over 12,000 books, 30 magazine subscriptions, 2 newspaper subscriptions, 14 student computers, and several reading centers.

 

Classes are scheduled by English teachers to come every three weeks. Students are also welcome to come to the library before school, during break, during lunch (with a note), between classes, during study hall, and after school (just don't miss the bus). Books can be checked out for a period of three weeks. Books can be rechecked only one time. Students must know their MSIS# in order to check out books as they will be required to key in this number. Students are assessed late fines (.10 per day) and replacement costs on all materials checked out to them.

 

Students are allowed to use the computers in the library for AR testing, individual and class research, and classroom assignments. However, students must have a permission slip in order to take an AR test when they are NOT with their English teacher.

Students are welcome to print at .10 per page.

 

SELECTION OF MATERIALS

Materials are selected to serve both teachers and students. The library media center contains a balanced and comprehensive collection of media. This collection contributes to the instructional program of the school, and also includes materials that provide for recreation and enrichment.

In general, learning resources shall be selected for their strengths, rather than rejected for their weaknesses. The following criteria are used as guidelines when I make selections: literary and artistic excellence; lasting importance or significance to a field of knowledge; contribution to the curriculum and the educational goals of the school; favorable reviews found in standard selection sources; reputation of the author, producer, and/or publisher; high degree of potential user appeal; quality, durability, and variety of format; value commensurate with cost and/or need.

 

YOUNG ADULT (YA) SECTION
The DCMS library also has a YA (young adult) section. This section can be checked out by any DCMS student. However, a signed permission slip is required for any 6th grade student wishing to get books from this section. If you would like your child to be able to check books out from this section, the permission slip is located in the 'forms' section. Print it and return it to the school at your convenience.

The materials in this section are marked YA for the following reasons: the reading level is on a high school or adult reading level; and the book content is on a high school or adult maturity level.

 

ONE LAST NOTE

I do extensive research on materials before purchasing them. It is my job to provide a variety of resources to all of our students. It is, however, the parents' job to make the final decision about what is appropriate for their families. I welcome your questions and comments on materials in the DCMS library.