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



Phone: (931) 648-5625 Ext: 1311

Media Assistant

Name:  Una Wyatt


Phone: (931) 648-5625 Ext: 1311

Library Hours

Monday 9:10-3:35

Tuesday 9:10-3:35

Wednesday  9:10-3:35

Thursday  9:10-3:35

Friday  9:10-3:35

Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 12:30

Open Check-out Closed from 11:00 - 1:30

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 special areas rotation. These may be exchanged throughout the week during the library's "open check-out" time.  Students are not required to check-out books on any specific reading level. 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 1-2 may check-out one book at a time when they attend library class.  These may be exchanged throughout the week during the library's "open check-out" time.  Because these children are smaller, they must work up to the responsibility of having two books at once.  

3.After the winter break, Kindergarten students will begin check-out to home.

4. All students are invited to attend "open check-out times" when our media assistant, Ms. Wyatt, is available. Please note that Ms. Wyatt is out of the library Monday-Friday, 11:00 - 1:30 daily for cafeteria duty.

5.  All books are checked out to students for 10 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.

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. 

Ringgold Elementary Library