Library Media Center
LMS Library Media Center
The LMS Library Media Center is located between the 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade hallways of the Lavaca Middle School building. A collection of books, periodicals, and media materials are constantly being selected to meet the curricular needs and interests of our students and faculty. A majority of the books contain documentation of the Lexile level (Lexile Info). A large portion of the books contain documentation of the Accelerated Reader levels and corresponding quizzes. All grade levels in the middle school incorporate Accelerated Reader.
The center is fully automated with 24 computers available for student use. These computers have access to an electronic card catalog (OPAC) which helps patrons identify and locate resources. These computers also have access to the Internet and other electronic resources (OPAC LINKS). For additional information or assistance, contact Joanna Bartlett, Library Media Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The library collection is arranged by the Dewey Decimal System (Dewey Decimal Info). Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed if needed. Periodicals, newspapers, and reference materials may not be checked out, but may be used in the library media center.
Parent Resource Center
The Parent Resource Center is located in the media center. Videos, brochures, pamphlets, and media center books (both print and digital eBooks) are available to help meet the many needs of parents and their students. Also available is a list of websites along with Internet access for help with many different areas. Parents may visit the Parent Resource Center any time during the school day. To visit after hours, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
eBooks can be accessed through the Internet on a computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle Fire HD or Nook HD at Follett Shelf. In order to checkout and read the books onto a smartphone or other handheld device, the Follett BryteWave K-12 edition app must be downloaded. The app is free and can be downloaded at the iTunes App store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod users or at Google Play for Android users. It is not necessary to download the app when checking out and reading from a laptop or desktop computer. A username and password must be assigned whether accessing eBook resources online or using an eBook reader device. To obtain a username and password, please email Mrs. Bartlett at email@example.com.
https://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2013/01/120-resources-for-your-parents-from.html - 12o+ Resources for Parents
About Our Kids- information on mental health for children; resources for parents & professionals, this site is sponsored by the NYU Child Study Center
EmTech- extensive listing of resources for parents
Family Education Network- contains news and articles on all topics; also includes an Idea Exchange area
Family Fun- articles on crafts, cooking, planning parties, traveling etc.
Inside the Teenager's Brain- from the PBS program Frontline
Mothering Magazine- the magazine of natural family living
Parenthood- online encyclopedia of parenting topics
Parenting Adolescents- award winning site; ask a social worker questions
Parenting at iVillage- ages 15-18
Parents Without Partners- international, non-profit organization