Library Media Center

Monica Connelly

Librarian Media Specialist

Library Manager

Providing information and resources to St. Elizabeth Students, Faculty, Staff and School Community

WELCOME BACK.

My name is Mrs. Connelly and I will again be School Librarian Media Specialist and Library Manager. This will be my 30th year at St. Elizabeth. I look forward to meeting all of you, both returning students and new students.

The Library Media Center is open daily Monday-Friday until 4:00 PM providing information and resources for ALL STUDENTS: PK- 8th Grade, Faculty and Staff. The St. Elizabeth Library Media Center is central to the school's total educational mission. As such it is considered as part of the whole teaching program, fully integrated into the curriculum.

The Library Media Center houses 10,000 titles, including Fiction and Non-fiction titles, AR books, Reference books, Audio books, DVDs, Printed and Digital resources to serve students' education goals and objectives. Also available for student use are a computer writing center, printer access, and a variety of resource materials. The Library offers a fully automated online catalog service, with full access to the school's library collection. All students enjoy the privilege of checking out books for reading pleasure and classroom assignments. Each week student Library classes learn important and necessary library skills.

We are partners in your child's learning. Encouraging your child to read is important and fun for everyone.

Share the joy of reading with you child.

Dear Families,

One of the most enjoyable and important times of the school week in the library is when I read aloud to the students. Students of all ages enjoy listening to stories. All students benefit from extra reading experiences. Share the joy of reading with your child. Reading aloud benefits students in so many ways:

· It gives students an opportunity to use their imagination as they listen and visualize the story.

· Students are often inspired to read other books by the same author.

· Students are exposed to a wide range of literature.

· Students can enjoy hearing stories that might be too difficult for them to read independently. Students expand their understanding of new vocabulary words through listening to stories.

· Reading aloud to students can foster a life-long love for reading.

If there are younger children in your family, perhaps your school age child can read aloud to younger family members.

Perhaps you can establish a regular time at home to read aloud with your child. You and your child will benefit from reading together!

Monica Connelly , Librarian Media Specialist

mconnelly@saintspride.com