School libraries build lifelong readers and information seekers!
The purpose of a school library:
School libraries provide a unique opportunity for students to become readers, learners, and seekers of ideas and information in a responsible and respectful manner. One of the major goals of our library program is to teach information literacy skills. These skills include locating, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing information to prepare students to be informed thinkers and creative problem solvers. Ability to readily locate the needed information will aid students in developing a positive attitude toward life-long learning.
What our students learn:
During their weekly library sessions, students are taught a number of valuable library and information skills, including:
- Library etiquette
- Book care
- Library and information vocabulary
- Book selection techniques and procedures
- Use of online catalog to search for books
- Location of information resources, including library materials
- Use of a print and electronic information resources
- Research skills
- Genres of literature
- Book Awards, including Caldecott, Newbery, Chickadee and Maine Student Book Award.