Library Media Center
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 normally scheduled by English teachers to come every three weeks. Once I am given permission for students to start coming back to the library, they 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 four 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 individual and class research and classroom assignments. However, students must have a note from their teacher in order to be in the library using the computers.
Students are welcome to print at .10 per page.
How do students check out library books? The students use the online cataloging system, Destiny, to search for books and place books on hold. After the student puts a book on hold, the librarian checks it out and delivers the book to the student's English teacher.
How does the student know when the library book is due? The due date will be stamped inside the front cover of the book and the student can see the due date when logged into Destiny.
How do the students return library books? There will be a large tub placed outside the main library doors where students will put books when they are ready to return them.
How can I access the library in Schoology? Email the librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the course code.
DCMS Library Mission Statement
The Desoto Central Middle Schools mission is to provide an innovative 21st century learning environment that not only educates and promotes effective use of information, but also inspires lifelong learning, a love of reading, and a sense of pride and strength in our community.
Phone: 662-349-6660 ext.120
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 FOR LIBRARY MESSAGES!!
The information is located in the 'forms' section.
At this time, students will NOT be coming to the library with their English classes. They will be checking out books remotely through Destiny. I have shared a video with the English teachers explaining how to login to Destiny and place a book on hold. I will deliver books to English teachers. Students will pick them up from there.
Students are allowed to checkout TWO books at a time for a FOUR week checkout window. If you need longer than four weeks, you will need to stop by the main doors of the library in the morning to recheck your book. You MUST have your library book with you in order to renew it.
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 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.
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Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums.
Library of Congress
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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United States Holocaust Museum
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First Regional Library
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Young Adults Book Central
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Email Mrs. Davis or contact the public library for the access code.
A great way to read ebooks!
We will have free digital access to the following Scholastic sites until 4/9/2020.
All the graphic novels and comics!
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Biographies on Athletes
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Create a Graph
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Create word clouds using any type of text!
If you have a library card, you can access their digital library through Libby by Overdrive.
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