Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School Library Media Center
Do you have an eReader, Kindle or Nook? Did you know that you can download ebooks for FREE through the school library? If you are interested, see Mrs. Tobin for details!!
About the media center:
The Mechanicville Middle/High School library media center serves grades 6-12, and is managed by Mrs. Jamie Tobin, librarian, and Mrs. Marie Phelan, library assistant. The media center is in operation every school day from 7:30 am through 2:50 pm. Any questions or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with overdues cannot borrow any new materials.
Reference materials and magazines do not circulate.
Library computers are used for school needs only
According to the American Association of School Librarians, the mission and goals of the school library media program are as follows:
"The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished:
- by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
- by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
- by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students."
--Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p.1
We strive to make the media center a warm, welcoming, inviting space where students can work, study, and read. Students should remember to be quiet and respectful of those working around them, and behave accordingly.
The media center boasts more than 15,000 books, numerous reference sources, and magazines for the use of students and staff. Online databases are also available from our school and from the New York state (these are called NOVEL databases) for student research purposes. NOVEL includes the EBSCO and Gale databases.
Good Reads for Teens from the American Library Association:
Mechanicville Virtual Library
The Mechanicville High School Library Welcomes you! We are an information age library with both print and electronic tools available 24-7 for your research needs!
The following databases can be accessed from within the school or from any computer with Internet. See librarian for passwords to use at home.
CultureGrams and Career Resources