• Welcome to the Instructional Media Center / IMC (School Library)

     Normally, books may be checked out for one or two weeks.

    During the 2018-2019 school year:

    • Grades K-2 will have a class in the library every week.
    • Third grade will focus on aquaponics for for the first trimester.
    • Fourth grade will focus on aquaponics for the second trimester.
    • Fifth grade will focus on aquaponics for the third trimester.
    • Grades 3-5 will have book exchanges every other week.

    Classes are scheduled to visit the library on these days:

    • Monday: Agoston, Frenville, Guedes, Konopack, Lokerson, Paquette, Ribera, Rudenjak, Rutyna, Sulia, Tice 
    • Tuesday: Cortez, Garnett, O'Brien, Ribera (technology class), 
    • Wednesday: Hussa, Murray, Schaller, Zecca
    • Thursday: Brenner, Brucculeri, Hreha, Kravitz, Langer, Morrow
    • Friday: D'Ambrosio, Giaconia, Longo, Paradise, Prugno 

    All classes are learning about nonfiction.

    Second graders have learned how to search our Destiny library catalog to find books in the Elms IMC.  They can show you this at home!

    Third graders have completed their aquaponics unit, and will soon be reading mystery fiction. 

    Fourth graders are starting their aquaponics unit, which will continue throughout the second marking period.  They are also studying mythology and extreme weather.  Information about  weather is listed in the button to the left. 

    Fifth graders have been working on research projects about the U.S. westward expansion. 




    Elms Elementary School has recently installed an aquaponics garden next to the IMC.  To see more photos, or to see a list of electronic books about plants, fish, and ecocystems, please click here.

     The IMC goals are to:

    • teach the students to use information effectively
    • teach the students to use information responsibly
    • encourage students to be life-long readers
    • encourage life-long learning
    • provide support to the teachers and the curriculum 


    To contact the Media Specialist, please email: gconley@jacksonsd.org 

    Click to see a video about returning library books.


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