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: Melinda Riggins


Phone: 931-905-5729 Ext. 1107

Media Assistant

Name:  Melanie Sasser


Phone: 931-905-5729 Ext. 1109

Library Hours

Monday through Friday 

8:55 am- 3:30 pm

Closed for Lunch 10:50-11:20

Library Policies


1. Grades 3-5 may check out two books at a time when they attend library class as part of their 6-day "POUNCE" rotation. These may be exchanged throughout the week if they attend "open" checkout time. It is our philosophy that students should be able to pick books that interest them as well as ones that they use for our Century Club goal of reading 100 books throughout the year.

2. Grades 1-2 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" checkout time.   Kindergarten will begin check-out to home following the winter break.

3. All students may come to open checkout when Ms. Melanie, our library media assistant, is available.  Please be aware that some days she may be out or pulled to help in other areas of the school.

4.  All books are checked out to students for 2 weeks,  though they can be renewed if students need additional time. 


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 if the parent makes a refund 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.  

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 and 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 homes.  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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