The mission of the Edinboro Elementary Library is to promote information literacy within the school and the community and to create an atmosphere of life-long learning.
The Edinboro Elementary School library currently has about 17,000 volumes in the collection as well as several magazine subscriptions. Included in its collection are also videos/DVD’s, CD-Roms and education journals for teacher and classroom use. Monthly circulation averages about 1,200 items. There are eight computer workstations available for searching Edinboro Elementary’s online card catalog (DESTINY), researching on the Internet or taking an AR practice quiz. Available for use as research tools on the Internet are Power Library and Net Trekker. Students average about 2,500 Power Library searches per month.
The library houses two mobile computer labs as well as the eight Macs for student use. The mobile labs are equipped with 10 and 20 computers respectively and are available for classroom checkout. Classes use the bank of computers for Internet research as well as word processing and AR work. Additionally the library has a listening center for student use, with a variety of audio materials available to learn and enjoy.
Library classes are taught by the Librarian, Mrs. Michelle Androstic. She is currently one of two elementary librarians serving the General McLane School District. Library lessons include learning how to use the library, such as instruction on the Dewey Decimal System or using the online catalog; locating, using, and evaluating information in books, the AR program, the Internet, and reference tools; types of literature; and literature appreciation.
The library is always seeking additional help in a variety of ways and at a variety of times. Parents are encouraged to visit and volunteer whenever possible. In addition to needing volunteers for special events, the library has many clerical tasks that need to be done and require many extra hours to complete. Helping to prepare bulletin boards or displays and straightening shelves are just two examples of the things a parent volunteer might do. Every class makes a regular weekly visit to the library, as well as individuals and small groups dropping in at any given time. Volunteers may also help the students find a book or work on research. A reminder – all volunteers must sign in at the office upon arrival and wear a visitor’s badge in order to gain access to any part of the school. The school district also requires all volunteers to file Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances with the district prior to any one-to-one participation with the students. These applications may be obtained at any school office within the district or on the district’s web site at www.generalmclane.org.
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