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.
"In general terms, a Makerspace is a place and time for students to create, tinker, learn how to do something new, be challenged, have fun, explore, problem solve, imagine, build, draw, write, make, work with their hands, think critically, be persistent, make real-world connections, and use technology. This type of learning supports the 21st century and - most importantly - beyond."