Library Media Center
- Welcome to the Library
- Library Skills and Book Exchange
- Literature Appreciation
- Digital Citizenship
- Home Learning Help
- 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.
BOOK EXCHANGE POLICY (HYBRID):
While on the hybrid model, all Kindergarten through fourth grade students visit the library once every two weeks for library class and book exchange. The number of books a student can check out varies by grade level:
Kindergarten – 1 book
1st Grade – 1 book
2nd Grade – 1 book
3rd Grade – 2 books
4th Grade – 2 books
All books are checked out for two weeks and should be returned during the student’s next visit to the library.
BOOK EXCHANGE POLICY (IN SCHOOL FULL TIME): 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