The mission of the MCAA Media Center is to ensure that members of the school community are effective users of ideas and information by promoting enthusiasm and enjoyment of reading and by providing collaboration with fellow teachers, access to a rich assortment of resources, and instruction in technology and information literacy skills used in real-life contexts.
Our Media Center contains approximately 8,000 items of age-appropriate material to fulfill this mission. Audiovisual equipment, housed in the Media Center, is available for teachers to use in the classroom.
We are currently organizing our volunteer schedule. If you are able to volunteer a couple of hours each week, month, or when ever, please contact Amy Crandall.
The Media Center follows the school schedule and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Students may have two items checked out at a time and may keep materials for two weeks. We do not charge overdue fines; however, any item that is lost or damaged must be paid for.
The Media Center has computers for student use. All library functions are fully automated. Students use the automated catalog to locate materials in the Media Center. The library catalog may be accessed on any computer at school or at home via the internet.
The Media Center also houses a collection of print reference materials, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, and almanacs.
We participate in the Accelerated Reader program designed to encourage students to read at the appropriate level to align with and increase proficiency. This is accomplished by reading in a range that is not too easy and not too difficult. Books that are too easy do not encourage growth. Books that are too difficult cause frustration. The most productive level in within a range of books that are both enjoyable and challenging.