Media Messages

A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, and students

August 2013

Welcome back!

We're excited to kick-off a brand new school year! These online newsletters will be sent out monthly to inform you of learning resources, book suggestions, educational apps, the SC Book Award program, and special events. Let us know how we can help you throughout the coming year.
  • Sharon Matney, Library Media Specialist
  • Nancy Bootle, Media Assistant

Library Orientations

All K-5 classes will have a beginning of the year orientation where they learn what the library media center has to offer. Important information will be covered such as in what "neighborhoods" books are located, how to search the library catalog, and how to take care of books. After students have learned the basics, they are free to checkout their first books of the school year! If you or your students would like recommendations, please ask the media center staff. We are here to help!

Back to school reads!

SC Book Award Challenge

Our popular reading program will be gearing up in a few weeks. We have multiple copies of each title for checkout including some e-book versions that can be accessed through FollettShelf. Mrs. Matney will book talk the nominees to students in grades 1-5. Information on the reading goals and cut-off dates will be be given along with a bookmark for checking off the completed books. For information on the 2013-14 picture book nominees, visit and for the children's book nominees, visit

Our Mission

The mission of the Lake Murray Elementary Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.

Summer Reading Proof Due to Media Center

Friday, Aug. 30th, 2:30pm

1531 Three Dog Road

Chapin, SC

Did you participate in a summer reading program? Show your reading medal to Mrs. Matney or Mrs. Bootle as proof that you read over summer break. Receive a special treat!