RMS Library Year in Review 2014-15

What an awesome year! Can't wait for 2015-16!

Media Center Stats

Student walk-in traffic - 14,513

This counts students who visit the media center independently to read, study, check out books, work on the computer, or complete other tasks as assigned by their teachers. That's an average of 690/week for the time we were open!

Students are welcome to visit the library before and after school, as well as throughout the day with a signed pass.

Materials Circulation - 16,690 items

For the time the media center was open this year, that's almost 795/week! We were closed a total of 30 days for MAP testing, ASPIRE/PASS testing, and when we were out of the library to do textbooks.

Classes - 268

We had about 13 classes/week and taught lessons on things like:



searching the web



Mrs. Jenkins collaborated with over 30% of the faculty this year.


We added 1,265 new books to the collection this year, and weeded 1,817 old or damaged books. Weeded books that were in good condition were offered to teachers for their classroom libraries, and were then offered to students.


Book Fairs - This year we hosted two in-school Scholastic Book Fairs, and one in-store/online Barnes & Noble Book Fair. From these fairs we were able to purchase more books for the library and save money for author visits!

Reading/Literacy Programs - We participated in several reading programs this year, including the Reading Warriors (Greenville Hockey Team) and the Reading All-Stars (Greenville Drive Baseball Team).

Family Fiction Fright Night - We had author/magician Chad Crews perform during the day for our students, and then he did an encore performance in the evening for the Family Fiction Fright Night! There was a pumpkin decorating contest, food trucks, and a haunted classroom, as well as the book fair!

We celebrated special events throughout the year like:

Summer Reading Celebration (August)

Banned Books Week (September)

Teen Read Week (October)

YALLfest (November)

#Elfies (December)

Maker Monday: Knitting for Preemies! (January)

Blind Date with a Book (February)

Read Across America (February)

SC Junior Book Awards (February)

March Madness (March)

SCASL conference (March)

National Poetry Month (April)

Book Swap (May)

MVAD Trade Show/Hour of Code: We collaborated with Mr. Morrill and Mrs. Avery on Hour of Code, and hosted the MVAD Trade Show in the library.

Library Club

We had approximately 40-45 students in the Library Club this year, with 90% of them being 8th graders. We did not allow 6th graders this year, but will open up completely for next year.

Library Club students did many activities throughout the year, including:

Library Newsletter

Decorating for Book Fair

Library Decor


Scavenger Hunts

Art/Poetry Contests

Library Advisory


For next year...

We are re-organizing the fiction collection by genre! After discussing the idea with teachers and students, we decided to make the jump and change to the more student-centered organization scheme. Over 3,300 titles had to be assessed and categorized, and now we're hard at work shifting thousands of books around to have them ready for next fall!

We're building LevelUP@RMS - the makerspace in the library! We got $2,000 in grants this year to finally get us going. Expect to see monthly themes and activities in the makerspace for next year!

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