The Lee Elementary Library Media Center (LMC) is a fully-automated resource base for all students and staff members. The LMC is staffed by Kellie Vaughan, our full-time library media specialist, and Kaycie Bowen, a full-time paraprofessional, to assist students and staff members. Students visit the center with their classroom teacher or as part of their Special Areas rotation. While in the library, students check out books, conduct research, and work on special projects. Classes also have a storytime in the library and all students participate in lessons which help them to learn about the various skills and technologies that support information access and evaluation. At Lee Elementary Reading builds "Leeders!"
The collection boasts in excess of
18, 634 items including books, video tapes, audio cassettes, CD-ROM's, and periodicals. This averages out to 30.21 items per student, which exceeds the TEA standard of 18 items per student for a rating of "recognized."
Hours of Operation
Closed daily forPlanning & Lunch 9:50-11:20
Some of the LMC's special programs and activities are listed below:
Texas Bluebonnet Award
The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was founded in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books. The award process provides librarians, teachers, parents, and writers with insight into young students' reading preferences. It further affords an opportunity to honor and encourage imaginative authors who create books with high appeal to children. Each spring Lee's 3-5th grade students vote to select their favorite from among the list of 20 Bluebonnet nominees. Click here http://www.txla.org/TBA-nominees to see the 2012-13 list of nominees . The program is a project of the Texas Library Association, and is co-sponsored by the Children's Round Table and the Texas Association of School Libraries.
Children's Book Week
National Children's Book Week is sponsored annually by the Children's Book Council to celebrate the joy of reading. CBW is always held the week before Thanksgiving and is celebrated from Monday through Friday. The event was begun in 1919 and has been sponsored by the Children's Book Council since 1945. Lee Elementary students and staff members engage in a variety of activities related to storybook characters, books, and reading.
Robert E. Lee Elementary
800 Mack Drive
Denton, Texas 76209
940.369.3561 Fax 940.369.4918