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Karen Katzer, Library Media Specialist, 592-7254

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished: 
• by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas 
• by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students. 
      --Information Power: Guidelines for School Library      Media Programs (1988), p.1


The Prairie Creek Elementary School Library Media Center
 
As your library media specialist, my goal is to inspire a desire in your children to read freely and for the pleasure of reading, to motivate them to find and use information wisely, and to share new releases and award-winning literature, such as the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners and honor books. In addition, mastery of technology skills is encouraged.

Kindergarten through second grade students check out one book per week, and third through fifth graders check out two books per week provided they have no overdue books. Books are due every two weeks.

PCES students visit the library twice weekly for library skill lessons such as:
Using the computerized card catalog
Dictionary skills
Introduction to reference books
Overview of the Dewey decimal system
Learning locations of different collections

PCES library media center houses nearly 9,000 items, including print and audio-visual materials. Students and teachers can easily identify books that are in or checked out by accessing our computerized card catalog Library World Silver within the library or in their classrooms.  

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