The STM Library has a wealth of information available right at the students’ fingertips; there are CD-ROMs, audio books, newspapers, magazines, online databases, digital cameras, computers, a scanner, recorders, DVD players and a 52" magic touch screen to help students be successful in their Spirit-filled Community.
The library is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Every student has an opportunity to check out books and use the library for reference work. The librarian explains the method for checking out books for each level and also the fines charged for over due books, etc.
1. Students come to the library once a week to learn and renew
library skills. Students in grades K-5 may check out one book;
it is due on the library day of the following week. Students in
grades 6-8 may check out two books; they are due on the
library day of the second week.
2. A fine of five cents per day is charged for overdue library books.
No other book may be checked out until the overdue book is
returned and the fine paid.
3. Overdue library books may be returned at any time. The Librarian will
give students a printed and/or verbal notice of their overdue book.
Overdue book procedures are discussed during scheduled library
4. Students may renew books which are not in demand.
5. Books will be automatically renewed for students who are absent
on their library day.
6. Students who lose their library book must pay the original cost of the
book, as listed in the library records.
A $2.00 processing fee will be charged.
7. Students who return a library book in damaged condition will be
charged the cost of the book; the student must pay a $2.00
8. Computers - Students are welcome to use the computers during the
school day and in Extended care.
Permission is required; games are not permitted.
9. Printing from Chrom Books- Students must have premission to print.
Library Circulation Sections:
Primary -- Checked out by first, second, and third grades.
General Circulation-- Checked out by third through eighth grades.
Junior High -- Checked out by sixth through eighth grades.
(These books are labeled for their content as well as their reading level.)
Accelerated Reader books and quizzes complement our "A Spirit-filled Community". Students 1st – 8th grade celebrate their uniqueness by working at their own pace and they are motivated by the computerized quizzes. Each year their interest is more dedicated to reading and acquiring points to trade at the AR General Store. At the beginning of each quarter, students receive an AR bookmark on which they collect stamps to boost their AR points. At the end of each quarter, students with the highest accumulated points have their name posted on the AR bulletin board. At the end of each semester all students with AR point may "go shopping" at Mrs. Fontenot's AR General Store.
Library Star Reading
STAR READING is an exciting, innovative, and highly effective reading program that helps determine the reading placement level of students.
The reading test or program dynamically adjusts to the student’s ability level. Each successive response gives STAR Reading Enterprise more data to pinpoint the test-taker’s actual achievement level.
Junior Librarians Club
The Junior Librarians Club is open to both boys and girls in the 4th and 5th grades. The Mini Librarians Club is open to boys and girls in 2nd and 3rd grades (every other month).The club meetings are from 3:10 - 3:45 and begin in October. The purpose of the Library Club is to allow students an opportunity to participate in the upkeep of "their" library and to foster a love of books and reading. Fourth and fifth grade junior librarians are always eager to keep their "service club" useful and efficient.
Working with your children in this exciting school year is a pleasure.
You are always welcome to visit and share our activities of the day.
Junior Librarians' Club Sponsor
Mimi Librarians' Club Sponsor