About the LMC
The mission of the Botelle Library Media Center program is to "enable students to become independent, information literate, life-long learners." To achieve this mission, the center embraces a hybrid/flexible scheduling philosophy.
This means that students in the multi-grade classrooms, K, 1 and 2 have scheduled library periods in which they learn how to use the library and how to make good book choices. Students in grades 3-6 continue to use the Library Media Center to exchange books, receive guidance in selecting appropriate materials and use library resources, but do not have assigned library periods. Computer instruction is integrated into classroom curiculum and students use the computer lab, iPads, and Chromebooks as tools when researching. This philosophy promotes recreational reading, encourages mastery of technological resources and provides research experiences for 21st century learners.
Flexible scheduling means that the LMC is used according to need. It reinforces the collaborative work of teachers and the media specialist to teach information literacy skills which are embedded into curriculum content.
Recommended Web Sites
Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories. Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site. There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages (especially helpful for your ELL students!), and more.
This site was developed by librarians for the purpose of directing children and young adults to quality, age-appropriate web sites. Links to websites are arranged by subject (following Dewey Decimal Classification).http://www.kidsclick.org