Hubbard Media Center
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished:
* by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
* by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing,
and using ideas and information
* by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of
From: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning By the American Association of School Librarians (1998)
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The Hubbard School Media Center has a full time Media Specialist, part-time aide and many dedicated parent volunteers. The Hubbard Media Center has a collection that is geared to the students and to the curriculum needs of the staff. The Media Center houses over 15,000 print and non-print materials. Including books, videos, DVDs, computer software, magazines, Big Books, and other AV materials. The library is open during school hours and after school until 3:30pm.
Information about our Media Center
*Our library is fully automated with the Follett Destiny Library Program which assists our patrons to locate materials easily.
*All students are scheduled to visit the media center with their class once a week and an average of 1000 books are checked out weekly. Students are welcome at any other time with the permission of their teacher and providing there is a volunteer to assist when classes are in session.
*We have 6 computer laptops for students to use to locate library materials using the Destiny Online Public Access Catalog as well as for research and word processing. Research is accessible via the internet (with parental permission and teacher guidance), two on-line encyclopedias, atlases, CD ROMs, EBSCO and a variety of software programs. The ultimate aim of our program is to have students leave Hubbard School with a love of reading and the necessary skills to locate information.