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Brewbaker Middle School Media Center

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WELCOME

The library media program is a vital part of the total education program of the school. Our main focus is to support the mission and goals of Brewbaker and Montgomery Public Schools as a whole. This is accomplished by providing an organized and readily accessible collection of print and electronic media resources that support a variety of curricula.

About the Library

The goal of the Library Media Center is to work in conjunction with the students, teachers and staff to enrich the curricula by using resources that improve literacy and comprehension skills and ensure that all students get a quality education. Therefore, the library provides students with thirty computers equipped with Atrium electronic cataloging, Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), research database, internet access, and various Microsoft Office Programs.

Atriuum electronic cataloging enables patrons to search the entire collection and gives the library staff extensive management capabilities. The library media specialist collaborates with teachers on planning, instruction, and evaluation. The media specialist also provides instruction in both individual and group settings. The logistics of the library are discussed during an orientation session which is attended by all students.

The library media staff assists in improving students' critical thinking skills by providing them with the opportunity to interpret, analyze, evaluate and communicate ideas and information. The development of these skills are critical in transforming students into life-long learners.

All studentsmusthaveaBrewbakerpassword to use media center computers. Afterthestudentsandparentshave signedthe MPS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES, students are assigned their passwords. The Internet is used for schoolrelated research and lesson ONLY. Students MAY NOTgoto NON-EDUCATIONAL sites. Lost Books:If you should locate a library book that appears to have no apparent owner, please return it to the LMC as soon as possible.

Loan Procedures

  • Books - 3 weeks
  • Reserve - overnight
  • Reference Material - Library Use Only!
  • Newspapers - see library staff
  • AV - Teachers/Staff Only

Students with a clear account may renew books for an additional three (3) weeks. Books may only be renewed twice. Students may borrow up to two books at a time with permission from the library staff. However, only one copy of a given title may be borrowed at a time.There are no fines for overdue books, but the student cannot check out any new material until overdue items are returned or as a last resort.... paid for. When a student checks out a book it is his/her responsibility to return the book in good condition. Fines will be charged for lost or damaged materials. Students can renew a book indefinitely unless it is needed or wanted by another student.

LOST BOOKS

Students are responsible for the cost of the book plus a $5.00 replacement fee.

ACCELERATED READER

Accelerated Reader (AR) is an integral part of the MPS curricula. All AR books are identified with a colored dot along the spine. The data base provides access to over 100,000 quizzes. The objectives of the AR program are as follows:

  • to encourage and motivate students to read
  • to improve reading comprehension
  • to increase test scores
  • to provide steps and strategies that will enable students to become life-long readers
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