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A teacher reading to students in the Missituk Elementary School Library.
Students holding books in the middle school library
Picture of books in a library
Students in the Library doing work
Students In Library playing board games
Students In Library playing Chess

Director of Library, Media and Technology

Molly Laden


The school libraries have three main areas of focus for students:

  1. To promote literacy and reading for learning, personal growth and enjoyment
  2. To assist students and classroom teachers in fostering academic achievement
  3. To create responsible digital citizens

For the school community at large, the school library’s mission is to promote a culture of literacy and learning for all, and provide a welcoming space for collaboration, project creation, and inspiration.

Library Curriculum Overview

In elementary school, the library focuses on developing a love of books, reading, and finding things out.  Starting in kindergarten and moving through 5th grade, students learn the knowledge and skills necessary to use the library to find books and information.  This progression of skills and knowledge includes the following areas:  understanding how the library and its materials are a shared, community resource; understanding the rules and expected behavior in this community space; understanding how resources are organized in the library; understanding how to look for resources in the library;  learning how to select just right books of interest to the student; learning to appreciate reading and books; exploring different types of books - fiction, nonfiction, genres and authors; understanding the process of looking for a book including how to use a shelf marker, checking out and checking in, being responsible with materials.