The Grace Library Media Center teaches students 21st-century learning skills, including information gathering, analysis, and collaboration. These skills will help today’s children become lifelong learners. Our materials collection includes items for all ages and learning styles, including print books, e-books, audio books, videos, databases and computers.
Younger students come to the library for story times, to check out materials and to get help with their reference needs. Older students use the library for Research and Technology classes, in which they participate in project-based activities and learn skills that are important for academic success, as well as finding materials for recreational reading, which aids their personal development. In addition, the Library Media Center hosts several reading incentive programs which encourage students to try a variety of literary genres.
The Library Media Center is open to students during school hours, before and after school, and at home through online access to our digital materials. It is a relaxed and welcoming space, with comfortable chairs and a loft for reading, study areas for independent work and group projects, and a full-time library media specialist to help students meet their information needs and interests.
Educational technology resources at Grace include a Mac computer lab, class sets of PC laptops and iPads which can travel throughout the school, interactive whiteboards, online and offline learning and productivity programs, and more. These learning tools help increase student engagement and prepare our graduates for continued academic success in high school.
Christa Holm, Media Specialist