@ the Library with Ms. Runyan

Dear Junior School Parents,

My name is Amy Runyan and this will be my sixth year working as the Junior School Librarian. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and my Master's in Education with School Library Media Certification from Mansfield University.

I look forward to working with your child this year! My goal is to encourage all students to read and to help them develop a lifelong love of reading. Students will also be learning many different library and information literacy skills over the course of the year -- fiction vs. nonfiction, print vs. electronic resources and how to use them effectively, how to locate a book using the call number, how to write a bibliography and why it's needed, website evaluation, and much, much more! Students are also encouraged to participate in many different reading programs throughout the year, such as Battle of the Books, and Pop Open a Good Book.

Students visit the library once a week with their class, and they're encouraged to check out both print and electronic books. The Junior School is now a one-to-one school, giving each student the opportunity to work on their own electronic device (Chromebook or laptop). Students will be using these devices to access the library's electronic databases, e-book library, catalog, and also to learn how to evaluate websites.

Twice a week until 4pm, the library will be open after school for students and parents to come and check out books, read, or use the library's resources.

If you every have any questions or concerns please let me know!

Amy Runyan

Junior School Librarian