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LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER

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Vision Statement

The library media center seeks to nurture an enjoyment of reading and discovery, to develop skills in evaluating sources and to nurture research skills in our students.

Mission Statement

The Murray Middle School Library/Media Center offers events to build up confidence-positive feelings in reading, provides students with resources in multiple formats that reach various learning styles, and provides resources and events for students to become educated users and creators of information. The library provides support to content area and related arts curriculums by collaborating with teachers and implementing programs and events supporting cross content standards.

Library Description

The library/media center is open for students and staff of Murray Middle School. There are many literacy programs and fun library events geared towards encouraging the love of reading, researching, and learning. The library houses fiction and nonfiction/reference books organized using the Dewey Decimal System. In addition to the physical library space a large amount of informational reference resources are available to students in the e-student library, Encyclopedia Britannica, this website, and curated materials in Follet Collections.

Library Services

Curation, research, collection information, library instruction, copyright instruction, citation instruction, special guests and assemblies, literacy programs, STEM projects though Makerspace activities, breakout room activities tailored to subject area needs, educational technology training and support for teachers and students.

Hours of Operation

  • Open Monday- Friday on school calendar days to students from 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM.

  • Closed on occasion for staff/faculty meetings, special occasions, and FSA testing days. 

Library Staff

Susan Creber, Library/Media Specialist email: crebers@martinschools.org Tel: x34118

Cynthia Bishop, Media Assistant email: bishopc@martinschools.org Tel: x34110

SUNSHINE STATE YOUNG READERS (SSYR) BOOK LIST SECTION

WORDS ON FIRE

READ SSYR BOOKS AND PARTICIPATE IN:

  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

  • END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

MMS SPELLING BEE

It is with great pride and excitement that I announce the winner of this year's MMS spelling bee - Deven Chauhan. Congratulations Deven! It was a long set of rounds between Ellise Kleabir and Deven. In the end, Deven won by spelling the word corsair. It took a total of 14 rounds. Deven and Ellise competed for ten rounds.

The following students will be eligible to compete in the Martin County District Bee on December 13th .

There will be a celebration for students who met the C.H.A.M.P.S. expectations for competitors and spectators next week, Tuesday, November 15 6th period.

MMS Spelling Bee Champ

Spelling Bee Champ

Spelling Bee Group

The MMS Spelling Bee

Any and all students who have not participated in the spelling bee prep meetings and who want to participate in the MMS Spelling Bee please sign up with Mrs. Creber in the library by Monday, November 7th.

Join the Spelling Bee Google Classroom using code: czp4rex

If you participated in the FUN Spelling Bee in August/September, you still must sign up for the MMS Spelling Bee.

MMS Spelling Bee

Student Laptop Repair Service Hours

8:50 AM - 10:00 AM

New to school and need a laptop?

Need help with a program or learning how to do something using Schoology or Google or a school related Classlink app?

Is your laptop not working as it should?

Has something happening that is unexpected or inexpiable?

Is there a cracked screen?

Do you have a damaged laptop?

Bring it to student laptop repair.

Student laptop repair

Battle of the Books

Friendly competition related to the SSYR books. Game of question and answer. Student/team with the most points wins!

REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF BOOKS

Media Center Collection Development Policy

Parents are able to use the following Google Form to request book titles and specific authors to not be allowed to be checked out by their child.

MCSD Media Center Materials: Parent Request Form   (https://bit.ly/mcsd_mediarequest)

Parents can use the searchable database link provided below to view all MCSD School Media Center Materials

MCSD Media Center Searchable Database(https://bit.ly/mcsd_books)

Parents can use this link to access the request for consideration of materials.

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES: HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

This section provides access to primary sources related to local, state and federal levels of government. Access information related to the three branches of government.

Need help finding information from these resources? Ask your librarian, Mrs. Creber.

Local Government: Martin County

Local Government: Martin County

Local Government: Martin County Courthouse Records

Martin County Courthouse Logo

Local Government: Board of Commissioners

Martin County Board of Commissioners

State Government: Office of the Governor

Florida Governor

State Government: Florida Legislature

FL Legislature

Access both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate from this website.

The Library of Congress direct link. Click on the picture below.

Library of Congress

Access the Declaration of Independence.

declaration of Independence

Access the Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States

Access the Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Webpage in the National Archives

The US Census Bureau

US Census Bureau

Research sources related to legislative and executive branches at the federal level

Gov.org

Research Federal Congressional Bills

Congressional court records

Research Federal Court Cases and The Supreme Court Cases

Supreme Court wepage

Federal court records

https://www.uscourts.gov/court-records/find-case-pacer

Executive Branch: Office of the President

Office of the President of the United States