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

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



    All library books (unless they are being used for an assignment) are due back to the IMC by Monday, May 20.  All lost book payments are due by Friday, May 31.

    Students are urged to bring back books or money even if it's not their library day.


    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 

    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!  They are reading good series books.


    Fifth graders are about to finish their aquaponics unit. They have tested the tank water, planted seeds, and eaten very fresh lettuce.





    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.


    Our tank now has several little goldfish and several larger koi.

     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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