CMCSS Libraries Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide an inviting, dynamic learning environment and services that empowers teaching, prompts curiosity, promotes literacy, and enriches our district’s curriculum.

We aspire for our students to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, ethical users of information and enthusiastic readers. 

Contact Information

Media Specialist

Nicole Saslofsky


Phone: (931) 648-5630

Media Assisstant

Yarissa Sanchez


Phone: (931) 648-5630 

Library Hours

Monday 8:30-3:20

Tuesday 8:30-3:20

Wednesday  8:30-3:20

Thursday  8:30-3:20

Friday  8:30-3:20

Library Policies


1. Grades 3-5 may check-out one book at a time when they attend library class as part of their 5 day "TIGER" rotation. These may be exchanged throughout the week during "open" library time.    It is our philosophy that students should be able to pick books that interest them to encourage reading for pleasure. If students are working on a school project, the amount of books allowed out may be adjusted.

2. All students may come to open check-out when myself or Ms. Sanchez, our library media assistant, is available.  Please be aware that some days we may be out or unvailable, in which case the sign on our library door will be changed to indicate that the library is "closed".

4.  All books are checked out to students for 7 days, though they can be renewed if students need additional time. If we are out of school, they will be due upon the student's next library class day.  


1. If a book has been out excessively long, it will be declared lost.  Students will not be able to check-out another book until the lost book is either returned or paid for.  If a book is paid for, and then found within the same school year in good condition, the money will be refunded to the parent.  Any books damaged by water, coloring, food, extremely ripped pages, dog/animal bites, etc... will be the responsibility of the student's parents to pay for.  

2. Please DO NOT attempt to replace a lost book yourself.  The majority of our hardback books are library bound.  This means they are special ordered with more durable covers for multi-use check-outs.  Books bought from Amazon and other discount retailers often do not offer library bound editions and do not come processed for the library.  These books are for home use only, and will not withstand the multiple check-outs that our students will put them through.  Most books are also ordered pre-processed.  This means they come with our library barcodes attached as well as spine labels and library records; this is an additional cost for us but allows us to get books onto the shelves faster for our patrons.  

​***All students have been provided training in the care and maintenance of books, and they should be responsible for keeping them in good condition while in their home.  While we understand that accidents will happen, we must have the funding to replace books that are lost or damaged.  If we did not do this, we would be unable to maintain our library on the funding provided. 

Library Philosophy

In order to provide a safe learning environment for all students to collaborate, curate, explore, and engage with their inquiries, I will provide quality service for all learners through my READ philosophy: 

R: Reach Out: I will reach out to community members, teachers, administrators, and students to continuously improve the library. I will build relationships with all stake holders to bring literacy and lifelong learning to the community. 

E: Expertise: I will continually develop my skills in order to meet customer and community needs through continuous learning and professional organizations. I will use my expertise and knowledge of literacy to help teachers and staff provide the best resources for our community.

A: Attentive: I will strive to be approachable and proactive for all customers of the library regardless of the need. I will provide help and assistance first and foremost by creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and accepted.

D: Design: I will create a learning space that will cultivate creativity and originality, with space provided for research, collaboration, and contemplation. The design will include marked areas for self inquires and the appropriate technology to keep the library updated.