Library Media Center


Rebecca Kerrigan, Library Media Specialist
rkerrigan@southingtonschools.org

Alison Wight, Library Paraprofessional
awight@southingtonschools.org

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Library Media Links

Links for Books and Reading

1. Destiny (Library Catalogue)

2. FollettShelf (Ebook Collection)

3. Seussville (Dr. Seuss Fun!)

4. Dewey Decimal Memory Game

5. Dewey Decimal Matching Game

6. Match Books to Categories (More Dewey Practice)

7. Storyline Online (Listen to Stories Online)

8. Storynory (Free Audio Stories)

9. Nutmeg Award (Information about the Nutmeg Book Award)

10. Charter Oak Children’s Book Award

Information Resources

Keyboarding Practice

Trackpad Practice:

1. Magic Paint

2. Make a Pizza


Beginner:

1. Keyboard Zoo

2. Ghost Typing


A Little Harder:

1. DanceMat Typing

2. Keyboard Climber 2

3. Alpha Munchies Typing

4. Cup Stack Typing

5. Jump Key

6. Typing Rocket

7. Keyboard Challenge

8. Sky Chase

9. Keyboard Invasion

10. Keyboarding Zoo 2


Challenging:

1. Nitro Type (At school, play as a GUEST - NO EXCEPTIONS)

2. Key Hero

3. Typing Test

Coding

Digital Classroom/Digital Field Trips

Library Policies and Vision

Vision:

The Library Media Center serves as the school’s physical and virtual center for active and engaged learning. As an integral part of the school community, the program supports student achievement through inquiry-based instruction, collaborative learning and innovative thinking, with a focus on literacies for the digital age.

Services:

Students visit the library media center two times each week: once for a library media lesson and once for book selection.

Library media lessons cover four main goals:

  • Inquiry-based learning (research) and communicating new knowledge
  • Digital citizenship
  • Developing technology skills and understanding concepts
  • Reading for pleasure and personal growth

Library Policies:

Students borrow one book per week. Occasionally the library paraprofessional will allow students to check out two books or a book and a magazine. Students may also borrow audiobooks on CD with a signed parental consent form.
Overdue library materials must be returned or paid for before a students can borrow new materials.


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