Davis-Emerson Middle School LibraryThe Media Center is open daily from 7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Students may come to the library any period and will visit on their regularly scheduled time. Students may check-out two books at a time. Books are due two weeks from the day they are checked-out, and overdue books accrue fines at a rate of ten cents per day. Reference books may be checked out for one day only. If lost, the cost is $25.00 to replace a hardback book and $10.00 to replace a paperback book. Our library has a makerspace area that students can come explore. They can experience coding and robotics through Ozobots, Spheros, Ollie, Lego Mindstorm, and Dash. Build using K'Nex, Legos, or Keva Planks or use the arts and crafts area to complete projects. They may also stop in to play board games or create their own game controller using the Makey Makey. The possibilities are endless.
The Library Media Center supports the Alabama State Course of Study, the basis of our school curriculum program and its publication Alabama's 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.
We have a web-based library catalog system called DESTINY.
The Library Media Center provides open access for all students. Destiny is a Follett software product as its automated management system. Destiny provides TitlePeekTM, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line, and One-SearchTM, which lets students get information from the school library and the internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath ExpressTM, which limits student searches to approved, grade-appropriate websites. Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via internet access.
We are continuing to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Soup labels.
We have several new books!!! Come by and check them out!!