Marshall Library Card Catalog
Students can link to the library catalog from home. See if we have the book you're looking for. Check a reading level on a book. It's all there. Click on the book worm and take a look!
Enjoy fiction and nonfiction ebooks:
Practice using the Dewey Decimal System to locate books in the library:
Dewey Decimal Game
Links to help with research:
Culture Grams needs a password. Ask Miss Haggerty for details.
Click on the above links to take you to valuable resources.
|Welcome to Marshall Elementary School's Library Page!
Julia Haggerty, Librarian
“A library is like the best person you know- politely quiet but endlessly informative, amazingly knowledgeable but charmingly discreet, open to everyone yet subject to your every whim, and, sadly, flammable if one isn’t careful. Be careful with yours.”
-- Lemony Snicket
Tammy Potter, Library Assistant
The library hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to also check out books.
Parents may check out books for two weeks.
**Just a reminder**
Our Scholastic book fair will be
October28th - November 1st 2013.
Parent night is Tuesday, October 29th from 5-8pm.
Please feel free to stop by and shop our wonderful selection from Scholastic!
Mission of Marshall's Library
To foster an appreciation for information literacy, and to build a love of reading, learning, and thinking in all Marshall students.
Goals of Marshall's Library:
One of the main goals of the library is to teach students how to use the resources available to them in locating accurate information. This process will follow them throughout their school years.
What Are We Doing in
During the first weeks of school, students had an introductory lesson in which we talked about the expectations I have for the students during their library time, such as how we enter and exit the library, checkout procedures, and how students need to behave while having class in the library.
I have also spoken to the students about how to care for a book, both while they are in the library and at home. Students now know how to make sure that our library books stay as nice as possible, and students know they need to be responsible with their books.
After the introductory two weeks of school grade levels have started to branch off into different topic areas for further study. For example, in the younger grades we have discussed the differences between fiction and nonfiction. In addition, we will be focusing on the beginning, middle, and end of a book, author and illustrator studies. The older grades will be focusing on how to use the Destiny library catalog to search for books in the library. Some other topics of study include researching famous Americans, researching Jamestown, what are reference materials and how do we use them? Each grade level will have their own activities and their own topics that will vary by grade level.
Students are welcome to return and check out books every day. The library has an open door policy for students to check out books any time throughout the school day.
In addition, the librarian and the teachers collaborate on lessons that are part of the grade level's curriculum.
Checking out Materials:
Library books are checked out for ten days.
Kindergarten may check out one book.
First & Second Grades may check out two books.
Third through Fifth graders may check out three books and a magazine (due back the next day). Playaways (audio books, please see explanation below) may be checked out by fourth and fifth graders. The Playaway is counted as a book. Some playaways are expensive so please encourage your student to be responsible for this item.
We do not charge for overdue books. If a student has a late book, magazine, or playaway, it needs to be returned before continuing to check out other materials.
Playaways from the Marshall Library
The library has a collection of audio books called Playaways. These devices are each loaded with a single popular title. They are about the size of an iPod, small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. You listen to them with headphones and control them with a few simple buttons on the back of the player. This means you don't need a computer, a CD player, an MP3 player or any other extra hardware to listen to an audio book.
Playaways are expensive so if you do not want your child to check one out please talk to him/her about this. Fourth and fifth grade students may check out one playaway. The student can not have any over due items in order to check out a playaway.
Celebrate with Books!
Celebrate your child's birthday, other special occasion or just to say thank you to a special teacher with a lasting contribution to the Marshall library.
For a $15 donation, a new book will be added to our library. This new book will include the donor's name, the student's name, and/or the special date on the bookplate created just for your celebration. Donations will be acknowledged during the school's morning announcements and he/she will be the first to check out the book from the library. Please contact Miss Haggerty for more information.