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

Name: Cynthia Dabalos


Phone: (931)802-5025

Media Assistant

Name: Jennifer Woollen


Phone: (931)802-5025

Library Hours

Monday: 8:50 - 3:50

Tuesday: 8:50- 3:50

Wednesday: 8:50- 3:50

Thursday: 8:50- 3:50

Friday: 8:50- 3:50

Closed for Lunch:

11:40- 12:15

Library Policies

​Library Rules

  1. Listen and follow directions

  2. Use an indoor voice

  3. Show respect for self, others, room, and books

  4. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to self


Check out Period: 2 Weeks

Number of items that can be checked out: K-2nd: 2 items / 3rd- 5th: 4 items

What can be checked out: Books, audiobooks, playaways, magazines, comics

Overdue: No fines are charged; No items can be checked out until all items have been returned or the library has been reimbursed

Lost/ Damaged Items: No items may be checked out until all items have been returned or the library has been reimbursed

Return Items: Please return all items to the book drop

Check Out Times: The library is open throughout the day but will be closed during lunch hour

Library Cards: Students should bring lunch card to library or know power school number for self check out

Renewals: All books, magazines, comics, and audiobooks may be renewed 1 time

**Playaways cannot be renewed

Overdue Notices: Overdue notices will automatically be sent to parents email once a week

1. 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. Our 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.

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