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The Alexander 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 Marlene Faria, a full-time paraprofessional, to assist students and staff members. Students visit the center weekly as part of their special areas time, in the mornings at 7:15 or when they come on a pass to exchange their books. While in the library, students check out books, conduct research, participate in centers, read quietly and work on special projects. Classes also have literacy lessons, library skills lessons, and lessons that help the students to learn about the various skills and technologies that support information access and evaluation.
Alexander Library Digital Citizenship Mission Statement:
All stakeholders of Alexander Elementary will become responsible digital citizens who use technology safely, effectively, ethically, and respectfully.
The collection boasts in excess of 19, 929 items including books, video tapes, CD-ROM's, online resources, kits, professional materials and periodicals. This averages out to 32 items per student, which exceeds the TEA standard of 18 items per student for a rating of "recognized."
Hours of Operation 2018-19
Mon- Fri. 7:15-3:30 Times may have to be adjusted occasionally.
2018 Library Orientation Video
- Students in Grades PK, K and Grade 1 borrow 1 book for one week at a time.
- Students in Grade 2 borrow 2 books for one week at a time.
- Students in Grades 3-5 borrow 2 books for two weeks at a time.
- Staff may borrow 20 books for six weeks at a time.
- Always bring your library books to library specials even if you are still reading them.
Some of the LMC's special programs and activities are listed below:
- Fall book fair September 3-6, 2018
- Common Sense Media
- Reading Counts
- Spring book fair March 25-29, 2019
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 Alexander'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 2018-19 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. Alexander Elementary students and staff members engage in a variety of activities related to storybook characters, books, and reading.
Alice Alexander Elementary
800 Mack Drive
Denton, Texas 76209
940.369.3561 Fax 940.369.4918