With more than 14,000 items in its collection, the library media center provides access to a variety of resources including books, magazines, online databases, computer software programs, audiovisual materials and much more. These resources are made available to support student learning and to ensure students have many experiences which positively influence their development as information and technology literate citizens. A full-time media specialist collaborates with classroom teachers to conduct lessons that build on classroom instruction. The lessons in the media center also provide opportunities to expand classroom lessons into ones with greater depth which utilize both existing and emerging technologies. Finally, the library strives to provide students with a wide-range of literature, covering all genres, to encourage our students as they become life-long readers.
NC WISE OWL is a Web site that has, as its centerpiece, several subscription databases. InfoTrac, a periodical database product by the Gale Group, is made up of a Kids Edition for elementary students, a Junior Edition for middle schoolers, and both the Student Edition and InfoTrac Gold Reference Edition for the high school and parent community. The Junior Reference Center and Kids InfoBits offer access to reference materials with a simplified format for greater ease of use. Also included in the Gale database collection is the Scribner Writers Series, with information on more than 1600 authors. Grolier Online offers two encyclopedias: The New Book of Knowledge for elementary and middle school students, and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia for middle and high school students. Additional reference sources available include Lands & Peoples, Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and a collection of searchable eBooks in the Virtual Reference Center.
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