LMES Library Curriculum

Ways Your Library Can Help with Reading & Research Needs!

The library media center operates on a FLEXIBLE schedule.

  • Lessons are scheduled with the media specialist on an as-needed basis. This ensures that all grade levels have an equal opportunity for library services. Lessons can be scheduled through YouCanBook.Me. If you want your class to checkout at the end of a lesson, your overall time should account for the remaining 15 minutes of checkout.
  • If you would like to bring your class in for checkout only, please check the online calendar for busy/free times and sign up for a 15 minute checkout through YouCanBook.Me. Please note that mornings are busiest due to most grade levels having their ELA block. Library staff will be decreased from 11-12 for a lunch break.
  • Students may visit the library throughout the day, two at a time on a pass.
  • Orientation is required for all classes prior to book checkout.

Lesson Suggestions

Kindergarten

  • Introduction to the library (getting to know one another; favorite books; libraries vs. bookstores)
  • Book care/library behavior
  • Using shelf markers in the Easy Reader neighborhood
  • Fiction (literary) vs. NF (informational) texts
  • SC Picture Book Award program
  • Research & Tech Spring project (collaboration by Sharon, Micki, and grade level team)

1st Grade

  • Library orientation
  • SC Picture Book Award program
  • Book care/library behavior
  • Searching the library catalog for books: Visual Search (by picture categories) vs. Classic Search (title, author, subject, series)
  • Understanding call numbers
  • Finding books on the shelf (Easy Reader, Everybody, and NF neighborhoods)
  • Research & Tech Spring project (collaboration by Sharon, Micki, and grade level team)

2nd Grade

  • Library orientation
  • SC Picture Book Award program
  • Searching the library catalog for books: Visual Search (by picture categories) vs. Classic Search (title, author, subject, series)
  • Understanding call numbers
  • Finding books on the shelf (locating library neighborhoods--Everybody, Fiction, NF, Biography, Graphic Novel)
  • Research & Tech Fall/Spring projects (collaboration by Sharon, Micki, and grade level team)

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

For Any Grade!

  1. Activities using primary sources that support the curriculum through inquiry
  2. Reference materials
  3. Text features
  4. Search strategies
  5. Trustworthy sources of information
  6. Note-taking and citing sources
  7. Being good digital citizens
  8. E-books & audiobooks (access via the library catalog and Follett app)
  9. Book suggestions (e.g. beginning readers; series; genres)
  10. Caldecott, Newbery, & Theodor Seuss Geisel awards
  11. Holiday read-alouds
  12. Mystery reader
  13. Poetry activities (e.g., book spine poems; shape poetry)
  14. Skype visits with children’s authors
  15. In-person author visits (We will host Phil Bildner this year. Past authors include Meghan McCarthy and Herman Parish.)
  16. Author studies (read-alouds; extension activities)
  17. Augmented reality apps (Morris Lessmore book; Peter Reynolds' Dot Day)
  18. Book pass (for previewing books)
  19. Scholastic book fair (Spring & Fall)
  20. Book Award voting for favorite nominees (February)
  21. Read Across America (Feb/March)
  22. School Library Month (April)
  23. Children’s Book Week (May)
  24. Summer reading (promotion through public libraries)