Media Center Hours:
It is the mission of North Hart Elementary's Media Center to guarantee that students and staff, have access to and are effective users of information and to promote life-long learning.
To ensure this mission is accomplished, the North Hart Elementary Media Center will:
Provide intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
Provide instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
Provide leadership, instruction, and assistance in the use of instructional and informational technologies
The purpose of our media center:
The media center at North Hart has been established to provide users with print, non-print, and digital information resources needed to promote lifelong learning and a love of reading. The collection reflects the needs and requests of our media center patrons along with the consideration of literary interests and information needs. The common core standards are an integral part of our media center, so the collection will also support and be designed to reflect those standards. It is the goal of the NHES media center to integrate current and emerging technologies into the curriculum so students are prepared for 21st Century information literacy skills.
The goal of the library program is creating students who are information literate. The student who is information literate:
*Develops skills and knowledge as an active locator and user of information to solve problems and to satisfy their own curiosity
*Grows as a lifelong learner and appreciates various forms of literature
*Uses information in responsible and creative ways
North Hart Elementary's Media Center is focused on creating a collaborative community that supports the curiosity of teachers, students and parents through research, exploration, imagination, technology and creativity.
Our library Symbaloo includes search engines and databases for research. The Symbaloo is a tool to help guide students in developing digital citizenship skills with the help as functioning as a pathfinder.