CMCSS Libraries Mission and Vision

The mission of the Cumberland Heights Elementary School Library is to provide our patrons with a space to explore their interests, discover new ideas and genres, ethically research, and develop a love for reading.

Contact Information

Media Specialist

Name: LesLee Blackwell


Phone: (931) 648-5695 Ext. 1008

Media Assistant

Name: Ruth Baggett


Phone: (931) 648-5695 Ext. 1011

Library Hours

Monday 8:40-3:00

Tuesday 8:40-3:00

Wednesday 8:40-3:00

Thursday 8:40-3:00

Friday 8:40-3:00

Closed for Lunch 11:10-12:00

1st and 3rd 9 Weeks Library Class Schedule

12:20- 1:10- 3rd Grade

1:10-2:00- 1st Grade

2:00-2:50- Kindergarten

2nd and 4th 9 Weeks Library Class Schedule

8:40-9:30- 5th Grade

9:30-10:20- 2nd Grade

10:20-11:10- 4th grade

Closed for Lunch 11:10-12:00

Library Policies


1. Grades 4-5 may check-out two books at a time when they attend their library class as part of their 5 day "PRIDE" rotation. Students may also check out any time throughout the day during the library's open times (8:40-11:00 and 12:20-3:00). Books may be exchanged throughout the week if they attend "open" library time. One book must be on the child's reading level and the other book is their choice (it may or may not be in their reading range). It is our philosophy that students should be able to pick books that interest them as well as ones that they use for our reading program. If students are working on a school project, the amount of books allowed out may be adjusted.

2. Grades K-3 may check-out one book at a time when they attend library class. These may be exchanged throughout the week if they come to "open" library time or during their scheduled library class time. Because these children are smaller, they must work up to the responsibility of having two books at once. K-1 must bring their library provided library bags with them to be able to check out a new book. The bags show the library staff that the book is being taken care of and protected once it leaves the library. If they do not have their bags check out will not happen. If a student loses their bag they may replace it with a plastic grocery bag or a gallon sized (or bigger) Ziploc bag.

3. All students may come to open check-out when Mrs. Ruth Baggett, our library media assistant, or myself is available. Please be aware that some days she may be out or pulled to sub.

4. All books are checked out to students for 14 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 at the parent's request. 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 the damaged book. We ask that you pay with a check or cash.

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. 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. ***