•       Welcome to the Vance Elementary School Library Media Center

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    HOURS:

    7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday - FridayChristy Lyles

    SERVICES:

    • Class and individual instruction
    • Personal reading guidance
    • Automated catalog and circulation system
    • Internet access
    • Classroom equipment service
    • Research assistance
    • Media production: laminating, recording, videotaping
    • Computers for word processing, publications, power point, etc.
    • Purchasing and processing of new materials

    RESOURCES:

    • over 10,000 books
    • library media center website
    • online resources
    • Alabama Virtual Library

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    Q. Who may borrow materials? A. All Vance Elementary students and staff may borrow materials.

    Q. How long may materials be kept? A. Books may be borrowed for two weeks.

    Q. May materials be renewed? A. Yes, if no one else has reserved the materials.

    Q. How many books may be checked out at a time? A. Students may borrow up to two books at a time in grades K-1.Students in grades 2-5 check out three books at a time.

    Q. Are there fines for overdue books? A. No.

    LIBRARY STAFF:

    • Mrs. Christy Lyles, Library Media Specialist

    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.

    The Library Media Center provides open access for all students.  The Library Media Center uses Destiny a Follett software product as its automated management system. Destiny provies TitlePeek, which gives students a chance to preview books on-line; and One Search which lets students get information from the school library and the Internet as a whole with a single search, and WebPath Express, which limits student searches to approved, grade appropriate web sites. Destiny access is available to teachers and students at school and at home via Internet access.