Clear Creek Elementary Library
Welcome to the hub of our school!
“To sit and dream, to sit and read,
To sit and learn about the world” –Langston Hughes
Mission and Goals:
The mission of Clear Creek Elementary School’s library media program is to assist students in the development of skills necessary for independent lifelong learning. The library media program is a collaborative effort that is fully integrated into the school curriculum program and is central to the learning process. Emphasis is placed on the appreciation and enjoyment of literature and the motivation of reading for pleasure as well as enjoyment.
To ensure our mission, the Clear Creek Library is to be a place:
Where all students can strive for and achieve success
Where quality collections are provided, in print and online, that support the curriculum and address a variety of learning needs
Where students develop a love of reading and literature
Where the library media specialist help students explore the world around them through print and electronic media
Where students can work individually or in small groups on research and collaborative projects
(from School Libraries Work, Scholastic Research Foundation)
The LMC is open daily 7:15-3:00
General Information and Scheduling
The Clear Creek School Library Media Center has an automated circulation and catalog system (Destiny). You may access our catalog at www.destiny.shelby.kyschools.us. The center has a large collection of approximately 7,000 books and over 100 e-Books for student checkout. There are 6 computer workstations with Internet connection. In addition, all computers have access to the Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual Library, which includes 32 research databases as well as other research tools.
In addition to offering resources for research, the library media center also sponsors numerous programs to encourage recreational reading. These include a Birthday Book Club program, Scholastic Book Fair, Read Across America and participation in the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.
The center operates on a fixed schedule. Classes come to the library for a week at a time on a five week rotation. Information literacy skills are taught in conjunction with curriculum assignments. Story time activities correlate to classroom activities and units for grades K-2nd. Blocks of time may be scheduled with the library media specialist when a topic requires extensive research by an entire class.
Number of books students may check out at any one time:
K-2 One book
3-5 Two books
- Materials are loaned for a one-week period in grades K-3 and for two weeks in grades 4-5.
- Materials may be renewed up to three times.
- No overdue fines are charged for late materials. However, students are responsible for paying for lost or damaged books.
This reflects the number of books a student may have out at any one time. Students who are doing research projects may check out additional books related to their topic for an extended period. Books may be renewed, but the student must bring the book in to do so.
Damaged and lost book policy:
Accidents happen. Puppies chew (usually new) books, younger siblings use them for creative art projects, and books get left out on the kitchen tables for juice spills. All students know that their library books are their responsibility, not their parents. If a book becomes accidentally damaged while in their care, they are responsible for the replacement cost. Students will not be able to check out until the lost or damaged book is paid for.
Most of our books are library editions, meant to take heavy use, and are not trade editions sold in bookstores. That’s why they are costly to replace. I spend time instilling a sense of responsibility in our students. This means, they are responsible for caring for books, using a bookmark, returning and renewing it on time, so others may borrow it.
Periodicals Received By Clear Creek Elementary
Mailbox –Kindergarten/First Grade
National Geographic Kids
Sports Illustrated for Kids
School Library Journal
Teacher’s Helper - Kindergarten
Your Big Backyard
Vicki Stoltz, LMS