WELCOME TO THE FRANKIE THOMAS LIBRARY
COLLINS-RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lindsey Terry, MEDIA SPECIALIST
(Click on Photo Album take a quick tour of the Library.)
The library media center is an integral part of the educational process. It is a well-equipped learning lab with the goal of supporting the curriculum needs of students as well as teachers. A wide range of materials is available and requests for additional materials are always welcomed.
The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication "Alabama Library Media Handbook for the 21st Century Learner" as well as "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs," published by the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. In addition, the Library Media Center endorses the literacy principles of the 2008 Standards of the 21st Century Learner of the American Association of School Librarians.
The mission of the Frankie Thomas Library at CRMS is to ensure that all of our students are effective users of information and ideas, in a setting where a love of reading is promoted and lifelong learning is encouraged. We plan to maximize the learning experience of every child by nurturing, guiding, and challenging students to reach their fullest potential, as we build leaders, create heroes, and ensure the future of our students as they become life-long learners and productive participants in an increasingly diverse global community.
GOALS OF THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
1. To establish library practices designed to promote student success.
2. To guide students toward independent study skills through instruction on the use
of the library.
3. To offer and provide guidance to students in their reading interests and research needs.
4. To maintain adequate supplies of high interest reading materials.
5. To provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.
Monday through Friday from 7:50 A.M. to 3:15 P.M.
Each year, the library has at least one book fair, offering students, teachers, and parents an opportunity to purchase books.
The library sells a number of school supplies including pens, pencils, highlighters, and spiral notebooks.
Check under "Links" above for useful websites.
Check under "Files/Policies" for important information.
Internet access is available for research for those students who have returned the usage form signed. Students should be aware of internet rules which are located in the Tuscaloosa County School System's Student/Parent Information Guide.