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Monte Sano Library

ImageMonte Sano Library Mission Statement: 

Provide collaboratively planned activities and high quality resources that encourage students to become lifelong readers; critical thinkers; and effective evaluators, users, and communicators of information. 

Description of Services: 

The Monte Sano School Library provides students and staff with open access to approximately 6400 print resources and continuous access to approximately 77 eBooks.  Library materials are carefully selected to supplement the school curriculum, ensure diversity, and to inspire a love of reading and learning.  The library is open all day from 7:45-3:00 for students to check out new materials, read, or work on assignments.  All classes visit the library once a week for a class and to check out books.  Lessons include: library and information skills,  literature elements, research skills, digital citizenship, genre studies, and reading appreciation. The library also utilizes a flexible scheduling system in which teachers collaborate with the library media specialist to plan small or whole group activities that connect with classroom content on an as needed basis.   

Students must be fluent readers in order to become successful, contributing members of a globally connected society.  Reading is a skill that is developed through repetition and practice with appropriate texts.  We use Accelerated Reader to encourage and motivate students to read independently every day.

Library Media Specialist:  Wendy Post

Library Hours:

The library opens at 7:45 a.m. 
The library closes at 3:00 p.m. 

Links for Library Website:

Monte Sano Online Catalog (Atrium)

Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP)

Renaissance Learning (AR)

Student Resources:

Alabama Virtual Library (online encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac, atlas, PebbleGO, ebooks) 

PBS Learning Media (homework helps and games across the curriculum) 

Cite This For Me (citation help)

Free Rice (quizzes across the curriculum that donate rice to the WFP for correct answers)

SlimeKids (kid friendly search engines, author websites, games and more)