Library Media Center
- Welcome to the Library
- Book Exchange
- Library Catalog
- Award Winning Books
- Research Links
- Summer Reading
The East Lyme Public School’s Library Media program is designed to ensure that all students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished by:
- providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
- providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas, through print and multi -media technology.
- working with other education professionals to design learning strategies and create lesson plans to meet the diverse needs of all students.
- nurturing 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, as well as cross disciplinary thinking and applications.
The library media program provides a foundation to support students and staff in continuing their efforts as life-long learners who have a thirst for knowledge and a love of reading as an integral part of their lives.
Mrs. Delouchry, Library Media Specialist/ Teacher Librarian
Mrs. Opsahl, Library Assistant
Book Exchange Policy
All kindergarten through 4th grade classes visit the Library Media Center once each week for class and book exchange. Library books are checked out during class and are due the following week.
The number of books a student may have out at one time varies by grade level:
Kindergarten - 1 book
First grade - 1 book
Second grade - 2 books
Third grade - 3 books
Fourth grade - 4 books
Caldcott Medal Winners
are awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Geisel Award Winners
are given each year to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning reader
Newbury Award Winners
is awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Nutmeg Book Awards
is awarded each year in May to the favorite book chosen by participating students in grades 2-12 in Connecticut. To see the list of current nominees click here
Way to go Flanders All-Star Readers! The East Lyme Public Library reported that we checked out 792 books this summer. I'm so happy your children had fun reading lots of books over the summer. We had a raffle at our All School Meeting in September. ALL students who returned a reading log and/or scavenger hunt were entered in the raffle. Congratulations to our winners!
The link above is our East Lyme Elementary Summer Reading Packet which includes a book list, scavenger hunt and reading log. Please help your child continue to select books that are “just right” for them and remember, reading should be fun!