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 Library     August 20, 2017  
Library & Media Center

 

   Mesa Verde Middle School Library


LIBRARY HOURS

 



Monday- Friday

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
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Our library is a pleasant place to access resources, research, study and relax.  Students are encouraged to think of the library as a "home away from home". The library is the perfect place for the pursuit of personal and educational growth.


The students, faculty and staff at Mesa Verde Middle School share the responsibility of maintaining an environment which allows the library to serve the needs of all.  We strive to provide a collection of instructional materials to support and contribute to the curriculum, to provide materials and reference services for the completion of class assignments and homework, as well as provide a variety of books for personal enrichment and pleasure reading.
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CONNECT TO OUR CARD CATALOG FROM HOME

To access the Mesa Verde Middle School library collection (Card Catalog) click on the link below:

Mesa Verde Middle School Library Search

You can browse our library collection from any computer. We invite you to explore our many features to make selecting a book easier. Check out the new "VISUAL SEARCH" option in addition to the standard search options.

 CONNECT TO 'SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS' PROGRAM

You may  access information on the 'Scholastic Reading Counts' Program by clicking on the text below.  There you will find a brief description of the program. There is also additional information about reading levels of books, 'Reading Counts' point values, Lexile scale, and very brief descriptions of the book, etc.  

In order to access a search based upon Lexile levels click on the "Scholastic Reading Counts Program" link below and select the BLUE "Book Expert Online" - to the left of the RED "Create Independent Reading Success!" banner.  Here you may select more precise searches based upon interest, Lexile level ranges, and guided reading levels. 

Please note: It is recommended that by matching a Lexile level range, you ensure a positive reading experience — one in which the right level of challenge and comfort exists. Include Lexile text measures in your search if you know your readers' Lexile measures. For the purpose of independent reading, expand the Lexile range you include to 250 Lexiles below the Lexile measure of the reader.

To access the "Scholastic Reading Counts Program" click on the link below:

 

Scholastic Reading Counts Program

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   Library Rules

 

  • MVMS ID cards are required to check out library books. Books are checked out for a period of 2 weeks and students may renew the book once for an additional two weeks. Students with overdue books may be charged a fine. (The 'Due Date' card is in the pocket of the book.) Students are responsible for returning their books on time.   
  • Grade level textbooks are available for use in the library.
  • Printing/Copy services are available for 10¢ per page for school related items.  (Black & white copies only)    
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the library.
  • Students will show respect to others in the library by maintaining a quiet atmosphere.
  • All school rules apply, i.e:  No gum chewing, hats removed, no cell phones, texting or iPods in use while in the library.
  • All equipment and materials are to be used in an appropriate manner.
  • Return all borrowed materials in good condition & in a timely manner.
  • Any student not following the above rules may lose library privileges.
  • Computers are available for school related use. Ask the Librarian. 
  • The library is a place for homework, studying, reading, or other quiet activities. If students wish to sit and talk, they must do this outside of the library.

 

Give a Gift to the Library!  

 
There are so many wonderful new books for middle school readers being published weekly! We welcome students to add requests to our book list.

Below is a link to our Library "wish list" at Amazon.com. Click on the link below to view our "wish list". It's easy to add to our collection from the comfort of your home! Books will be delivered directly to our school. The additions of these new books will help our library stay current and keep our students reading!  We thank those parents and other donors that have already generously contributed! Donation plates are added inside the book with donor recognition.

Mesa Verde Library Wishlist

       Nothing ignites our creativity and captivates     
                our imagination like a good book!           

 

  

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Daily-

HOMEWORK HELP

Every morning, the library will be open for students seeking extra help with homework assignments. Homework Help will be available from 8:00-8:50 AM every morning in the library and the library will be used during this time as a study hall. 

Flyer: Homework Help - Study Hall.pdf

Weekly-

WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS

Every Wednesday during both lunches, the library will host writing workshops. Students are encouraged to bring their writing assignments (for any subject), along with any research and drafts. The workshops will cover all aspects of the writing process and will help students through the stages of brainstorming, proofreading, editing, researching, and finalizing drafts.

Wednesday Writing Workshop flyer: Wednesday Writing Workshops.pdf


Monthly-

BOOK CLUB

Each month, the theme of the book club and the theme of the library will change. There will be a new display that introduces and showcases the new theme of the month and there will also be a featured book shelf that will have a large selection of books to choose from that complement the new theme. The books on the featured book shelf are books that can also be read for the book club and students are welcome to come check those out. 

Notification of our Book Club meetings will be posted in the Weekly Bulletin as well as in the morning announcements.   Everyone is welcome to attend.   Come join us!

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Book Club meetings are held monthly  during Lunch breaks. Please check below for updated pictures of the monthly display and featured book shelf!

September, 2016 - Banned Book Month

The week of September 25-October 1 is the official "Banned Books Week." Therefore, the book club choices for the month of September will be the students' pick of a book that has been banned or challenged at another school. More information regarding the tradition of Banned Books Week can be found here: American Library Association Webpage. We will discuss the intentions behind banning or challenging books, censorship, intellectual freedom, and also have fun discussing the books themselves.  A display is set up in the library showcasing a selection of banned or challenged books the students can choose from.

*We are not banning books, we are reading banned books*

September book club flyer: September flyer.pdf


 October, 2016 - Space and Science-Fiction

The October theme for the library and for the book club will be space and science-fiction! Some fun examples of science-fiction books or series are available and on display in the library on the featured book shelf. There is an equal mix of classic sci-fi and new sci-fi selections. Students are encouraged to come check out the new Space and Science Fiction display that includes a timeline of real life space events and discoveries, as well as a timeline of when many of our sci-fi novels take place along the space-time continuum. There is also a collection of non-fiction books about space for students to look through as well. 

"In science fiction, we dream." - Ray Bradbury

November & December, 2016 - Giving and Sharing Favorite Books

In the spirit of giving, the November and December theme for the library is all about students and staff sharing their favorite books with others. 





 
Book Club News

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

Students are responsible for textbooks assigned to them and must return the same textbooks at the end of the school year. The returned textbooks must have the same barcode number as the ones issued to the student. Students will be required to pay for or replace books that are lost, stolen, mildewed/moldy, or otherwise damaged. Any pre-existing damage is marked and initialed inside the front cover, but if a student finds any damage that has not been noted, they must immediately bring the book to the library and report the damage. 

Textbooks should NOT be left in classrooms.

TEXTBOOK CHECK-IN INFORMATION 

Students should prepare to turn in their Science, Literature, History textbooks and their Math Binders. Please verify that ALL booklets listed on the cover of the Math Binders are accounted for inside the binder or these will have to be paid for. 

Students should start gathering their textbooks now to have them ready for the upcoming textbook return dates. 

RETURN SCHEDULE:

8TH GRADE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST

7TH GRADE: THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST

6TH GRADE: FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND

FINAL TURN IN DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD. LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN FROM 10:00AM-2:00PM TO GET ANY LAST MINUTE BOOKS RETURNED

IF STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE THEIR TEXTBOOKS TURNED IN BY THESE DATES, THEY WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR THE END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING DISNEYLAND!!!

All library books must be turned in by Saturday, June 3rd as well!!

Ms. Olson - Librarian

eolson@mrpk.org


 
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