Welcome to the Library/Media Center
Mrs. Creber - Library/Media Specialist
The library/media center is open for students and staff of Murray Middle School. In addition to books, the library offers a vibrant makerspace where students can pursue interests and passions. The library houses fictional and non-fiction/reference books organized using the Dewey Decimal System. In addition to the physical library space a large amount of informational resources are available to students in the e-student library.
There are 12 student desktops available in the main library for student usage before, during, and after school. There are five computer labs that are used during school through classes. There are many literacy programs and fun library events geared towards encouraging the love of reading and learning.
Murray Middle School Library Media Center Vision Statement
The library media center will work to support collaboration between small groups and individual student learning and literacy that produces creative students who have an appreciation of literature, critical thinking skills, and a respect for others and self. The Murray Middle School Library/Media Center strives to foster a future ready environment that promotes literacies related to multiple content areas, equitable access to information, teaching information literacy skills, and encourage lifelong learning.
The mission of the Murray Middle School Library/Media Center is to provide students with the opportunity to become not only lifelong users of information, but also creators of information. The library will support the curriculum by collaborating with teachers, developing a collection that is representative of the community, nurturing a love for reading, and implementing programs supporting cross content literacy for students.
Hours of Operation
The library is open Monday- Friday on school calendar days to students from 8:50 AM - 4:00 PM. The library is closed on occasion for staff/faculty meetings, special occasions, and FSA testing days.
Susan Creber, Library/Media Specialist email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Bishop, Media Assistant email: email@example.com
News from the Library/Media Center
Library/Media Center News
2019-2020 SSYR Book List
The Sunshine State Young Reader booklist for the next school year has been published by the Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME). See the slide show for book cover pictures. Click this link to view the annotated list of book titles.
We are winding down our multicultural student curated displays for the year. The goal of the display was to showcase cultural aspects of geographic regions around the world. Students chose their region then countries within the region and focused on one cultural aspect for the selected countries. Cultural aspects include topics like literature, cuisine, celebrations music architecture and more. Resources available to students in Destiny, the e-student library, encyclopedia Britannica and books in the library are highlighted in the display. QR codes make accessing resources with BYOD easy. Books populated around the display are available for check out.
6th Grade Orientation Showcase
The MMS Library/Media center showcased the continuing evolution of literacy in our library showcase. On display were recommended reading lists per grade level, the SSYR 2019-2020 book list, all the library programs offered during the school year like spelling bee, Book Bash, Paws to Read, morning announcements and more. The library supports multiple literacy focuses in many ways through our library programs. The library supports literacy across many content areas, most recently a development in computer science. In support of this effort, an afternoon robot makerspace will be available in the 2019-2020 school year. The makerspace will teach students basic programming to start, then focus on specific programming language of a robot available in the makerspace. Students will explore the coding language with the robot through activities then apply their knowledge to solve for a real-world challenge. This year the challenge is "What can businesses do to make autonomous vehicles safer for pedestrians?" This makerspace is a good start for students interested in robotics but need more supports before feeling confident to join.
More information and sign ups to come 2019-2020 school year.
Summer Reading BINGO
Summer Reading BINGO is back with more prizes than ever!!
Discover the joy and fun of reading. Reading affects so many aspects of our lives and there are varieties of reading purposes. Our summer reading program encourages MMS students to read what interests them and earn rewards by playing SUMMER READING BINGO.
Reading during the summer is not limited to only books. Take a look at the Murray Middle School summer reading Bingo card for fun DIY projects, Lynda.com tutorials, poetry and maker projects, as well as, classic reading activities with a twist.
Return Bingo cards with completed activities marked and upload your proof of completion. Only one Bingo card may be entered. Students can have more than one Bingo card, but only submit one. Students are eligible for prize drawings in the fall. For each completed Bingo square(s) receive a Roar card to place in a prize bucket. Meet bingo sheet process for prizes requirements and the proof of completion requirements to earn ROAR cards. The more squares completed, the more ROAR cards earned which means the more that can be placed in the prize buckets; which increases the chance to win a prize from the prize board. Students who get BINGO, five completed activities in a row either up, down or diagonally, will receive 10 ROAR tickets to place in any combination of bucket they choose.