Library Media Center

Mandy Shultz, Library Media Specialist

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

The Prairie Creek Elementary School Library Media Center
As your library media specialist, my goal is to inspire a desire in your children to read freely and for the pleasure of reading, to motivate them to find and use information wisely, and to share new releases and award-winning literature, such as the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners and honor books. In addition, mastery of technology skills is encouraged. 

Kindergarten through second grade students check out one book per week, and third through fifth graders check out two books per week provided they have no overdue books.

PCES students visit the library for checkout weekly. The library media specialist will be collaborating with classroom teachers to enrich and support grade level curriculum. Library skills will be incorporated into classroom learning. 

These skills could include:

Using the computerized card catalog
Overview of the Dewey decimal system
Learning locations of different collections
Research skills
Presentation skills

PCES library media center houses nearly 9,000 items, including print and audio-visual materials. Students and teachers can easily identify books that are in or checked out by accessing our computerized card catalog from their devices or in the library.