Welcome to the Library/Media Center
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 book list 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.
Constitution Week September 17-23, 2019
Constitution Week is the commemoration of the Constitution of the United States. According to the Daughters of the American Revolution website, “In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17th through the 23rd annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2nd, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.” To celebrate, this week each grade level will have guest speakers come to Murray to speak on related Constitutional topics. Check out the book selection available in your MMS library.
Book Fair Advertising and Marketing Committee Meetings
There is a committee meeting during grade level lunches on Tuesdays for any student interested in helping with advertising and marketing activities related to the book fair. First lunch meeting starts Tuesday, September 17th in the library.
Summer Reading BINGO Winner Announced
Congratulations to Elizabeth Phelps for winning prizes for participating in the summer reading BINGO program. Lots of great prizes were awarded.
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2019
Your MMS library/Media Center has a collection of publications for you to check out. Your MMS library joins in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.