Welcome to Myrtlewood Elementary Library!Christie Swinney-Media Specialistcmswinney@tcss.netOpen from 7:45-3:15 Monday-FridayMission Statement: At Myrtlewood, we are building a community of leaders. We recognize, honor, encourage, and celebrate the leaders within us.Vision: Our vision is to foster a love of reading and information technology skills in students of all ages. Exploration in a variety of literary materials in a safe, fail-free environment is crucial, especially in the early years of a child's education. We strive to be an open and engaging space for students, teachers, and parents.LIBRARY BOOKSOur library has 10,210 books for Pre-K - 4th Grade.These books include: graphic novels, biographies, picture books and much, much more. :)OUR TECHNOLOGYOur library has 3 iPad carts that can be checked out for student use, as well as individual student computers that can be used for research and Destiny.Research and working on digital citizenship are our main goals for the year!MAKER SPACEOur library is home to so many cool Maker Spaces.These include Osmo, Legos, Snap Circuits, Break Out Edu, etc.These materials push our students to become innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers.Like us on Facebook at Myrtlewood Library!TCSS Libraries Mission StatementThe mission of the TCSS libraries as an agency of both instruction and service is to encourage reading for both pleasure and information, to support the curricular goals of our campuses, to teach appropriate research skills in an integrated context, and to aid each other.It is the goal of all TCSS Library Media Centers to provide the best quality resources, instructional learning opportunities, collaboration and instructional support for our learning communities enabling and equipping all students as they learn, grow, and achieve.
All TCSS Library Media Centers support 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 AASL’s National School Library Standards.
TCSS Library Media Centers provide open access for all students. Our system’s Library Media
Centers use Destiny, a Follett software product as its automated management system.
Destiny provides 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.