Library Media Center

Welcome

Our Mission

The West Woods School Library Media Center's mission is to foster students' love of reading; provide access to quality materials; and ensure development of information literacy skills necessary to become critical and ethical users of ideas and information.

About our Library

Our library media center is a lively learning center that houses over 9,000 books, periodicals and technology equipment for student and staff use.

Library classes occur weekly for all classes. Students receive lessons tied to HPS Library Curriculum centered around information literacy, technology and literature appreciation.

Libraries Inspire!

Our library media center is a place where curiosity and problem solving is encouraged. Centrally located in our school, it is the focal point for pleasure reading, information seeking, knowledge building, and thinking.  Research shows school libraries support student learning and higher academic achievement when staffed by qualified library teachers.  At West Woods School, the library media center is an important part of a student’s education.

Library Learning

Child sitting reading a picture book on her lap.

Growing readers!

circulation desk with library teacher checking out books to students

Daily open book exchange every morning 8:30 - 9:15.

four students sorting pieces of paper strips together

Learning library shelf order.

three students looking at a laptop screen and talking about it

Computer coding and problem solving.

two students seated in chair together reading identical books with smiles on their face

Exploring books and reading with friends.

two students seated on rug facing each other talking from a bird eye perspective

Discussing ideas in literature after storytime.

Student filming other student in front of green screen

Student video production to share research findings.

two students working together. one on a computer and the other writing on paper

Learning to critically evaluate online information resources.

Students at laptop wearing headphones using computer together

Collaboration with peers.

Six children holding different versions of Cinderella folktale books

Exploring genres!

 Child selecting book from library shelf

Discovering books for independent reading.

Library Teacher

 

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Library Media Specialist
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@LMSSendroff