Chastang-Fournier Library Media Center
Contact

Lisa Haskell

Phone: (251) 221-2087

Email:  lhaskell@mcpss.com

Welcome
Library Media Center Mission Statement

The library media program will enable students to be become information literate and lifelong readers.  The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and faculty in keeping with their needs and abilities.  The program will enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.

Hours:  
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
*Additional times and accommodations may be requested.
Calendar

Services:

Book check out
Destiny, automated cataloging and circulation system
Class and individual instruction
Internet access
Accelerated Reading quizzes
Bibliographies
Research assistance
Classroom equipment services
Computers for word processing, PowerPoint, etc.
 Special Features:

Accelerated Reader
Over 8,500 books
Over 200 audiovisual titles
Collaboration Lab
4 laptop computers
12 desktop computers
wireless network   
Circulation Procedures:

 

  • Individual students must have a signed and timed pass from current period teacher.
  • Leave bookbags under the "Leave Book Bags Here" sign.
  • Sign in Media Center Log. Write name, current teacher, and class period.
  • Complete self check in of library books.
  • Check out all library media materials before leaving media center. 
  • Books are checked out for a two-week period.  Books may be renewed once if not reserved.
  • If a student owes a fine they are not allowed to check out another book until the fine is paid.
  • Students must pay for damaged and lost books.  Students may not check out other materials until their debt is paid.

 

 

 
 

 Students are not allowed to play games, view videos, or song lyrics on the Internet.

  • If a student is caught using an unauthorized Internet site they will be warned once, if caught again thy will lose their Internet privileges.
  • Books should be returned to their proper place on the shelves before leaving, or left at the circulation desk.
  • Tables should be cleared of trash before leaving. Push chairs under the tables.
  • Any student that is disruptive will be warned once and if the disruption continues the student will be sent back to class.

Chastang-Fournier K-8 School uses the Accelerated Reader Program to aid in recognizing student reading levels and matching instruction to individual student needs.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader or AR is the nation's leading reading management program.  Reading Practice goals will be established for all students.  This will also ensure that students participating in our Read 25 Books Campaign have read their books by testing them on the books contents.

  • Students either choose a book to read or read books assigned to them.
  • Students will take the Practice Quiz after completing their book.
  • A score of 70% or higher is passing.
  • Students reaching their Reading Practice goal will be rewarded.
  • Accelerated Reader is Web Based with over 200,000 book quizzes.  New Quizzes are added daily.
  • Parents can access Accelerated Reader Quiz results from home.
Links
www.learningfarm.com
Google
google is a great search engine. You can find most anything you like using google.
http://www.google.com

BrainPOP
BrainPop produces educational animated movies for grades K-12 to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible and entertaining to children and adults. Each day 3 million students watch BrainPop movies and exchange messages with a dynamic cast of five characters who lead users through related activities on the web site - interactive quizzes and games, comic strips and experiments.
http://www.brainpop.com

Information Please
Almanac style site
http://www.infoplease.com

50 States
Facts about each state
http://www.50states.com

KidsClick
Websearch for kids by librarians
http://www.kidsclick.org

Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History
Recommended by the History Channel, an extensive link list of links and resources. Created by a history teacher
http://www.teacheroz.com

Cool Math
Math games and practice for students.
http://coolmath.com

Accelerated Reader
Home Connect will link you to the Accelerated Reader program.  Parents can sign up for e-mail notification every time their child takes an Ar test.  Parents will need their child's user name and password to access AR progress.  Your child's user name and password may be obtained from Miss Pace, the Library Media Specialist.
http://hosted240renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/Login.aspx

FreeRice

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations Food Program.  FreeRice has two goals:  Provide free education to everyone.  Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.  Students may choose from the following categories: Art, chemistry, English, Geography, Language Learning, and Math.  Student may also choose from grade levels and/or levels of difficulty.

http://freerice.com

Mobile Public Library

The Mobile Public Library has nine library branches, a Local History and Genealogy Library, and a Bookmobile. I want to encourage you to go to one of the branches to explore and enjoy the numerous resources the MPL provides to our communities. Make sure you get a library code so that you can enjoy the many ebooks available.

http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/


State Resources
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides vital library resources to all citizens of Alabama, including students, teachers, and anyone living in the state of Alabama. It provides magazines, journals, and newspapers for research. Encyclopedias are also available. Check out all of the wonderful resources that are provided to you because you live in this wonderful state. Our representatives believe that every citizen in Alabama deserves to have as much knowledge as they want regardless of their location in the state or their age. Please check out the AVL and thank your representative today.

 

http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Homework Alabama

Do you need help with math homework, writing a paper, finding a job, or even preparing for a test. This is the link for you.

https://aplsws1.apls.state.al.us/aplsnew/homework/

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)

Alabama Learning Exchange is a place for teachers to access courses of study, learning assets, lesson plans, and much more. Professional development is also available here.

http://alex.state.al.us/

District Resources
Big Universe

This is an award winning educational website that allows students to read ebooks, write and publish online, and share bookshelves.

http://www.biguniverse.com

Discovery Education

Enjoy content in all subject areas. Use builder tools, go on virtual field trips, and utilize professional learning resources while growing as educators and learners.

https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom

Local Resources
Chastang Destiny
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home