The mission of DodgeElementaryMediaCenter is to provide a library media program which will enable individuals to become information literate and effective lifelong readers. The program will provide educational and technological opportunities to students and staff in keeping with their needs and abilities. The program will also enable individuals to access, analyze, assimilate, and use information effectively.
The goals of the library media program are to enable students to:
Access information through learning activities that are integrated into the curriculum and assist students in becoming information literate;
Select, retrieve, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, create, and communicate information in all formats and in all content areas of the curriculum;
Use a range of equipment for accessing local and remote information in any format from within and beyond the library media center and the school through electronic networks; and
Pursue areas of personal interests through reading and accessing information, thereby becoming lifelong learners and effective, responsible citizens in a democracy.
All students who met their 2nd Quarter AR goal attended our special AR Tailgate. Students played tailgate games, karaoke, wii dance, wii sports, apps on ipad, and treated by PTA with popcorn and nachos. The Burn's cheerleaders began kicked off our celebration with cheers about reading!! We also had special visitors from the University of South Alabama!
Click below to see a video of our celebration.
3rd Quarter AR Celebration: Hats Off to Reading
4th Quarter AR Celebration: Bay Bears Game/ Jazz and Jeans
Jazz and Jeans: Burns Jazz band will host a concert on the "hill" for students who met their AR goal. Refreshments will be served.
Bay Bears Game: Students who meet their 4th Quarter AR goal by May 17th will recieve a free ticket to the May 24th Bay Bear Game.
AR Enterprise Now at Dodge AR Enterprise offers our students access to the AR and STAR programs through the Internet with access to every AR quiz available (100,000+). Every time new AR quizzes are released our students automatically have access to the new quizzes. As our students look for books at the Mobile County Public Library, at the local bookstores, or at home they will be able to use the link below to check the title to see if there is an AR quiz available and to see if the book level is within their reading range. Students will still only have permission to test from computers at school but we are encouraging them to use our school library, the public library and their home libraries to locate even more good books to read. Each quarter our students are reading and quizzing to increase their reading skills and reach their individual AR goals.
Check your books here to see if there is an AR quiz available and to see the book level. www.arbookfind.com
The Dodge Elementary Library Media Center operates on a flexible schedule and is open each weekday from 7:45 to 3:00 for students and from 7:45 - 3:30 for teachers. The Media Center uses an automated catalog system named "Destiny" which can be accessed from all computers in the school including those located in the Media Center, Computer Lab, and individual classrooms. Students and teachers may use the Destiny program anywhere in the building to generate a list of desired materials and then email this list to the Media Specialist. These materials will then be pulled and prepared for the individual to pick-up.
Students may check out books for a period of one (1) week. Fines are not charged for overdue books; however, students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out additional books. Students must pay to replace lost or damaged books.
In addition to the open circulation hours listed above, classes are scheduled into the library on a rotating basis for formal lessons covering grade level appropriate information literacy skills. Teachers may request additional class time for special projects or research. The library media specialist and classroom teacher will plan collaboratively to ensure that all class sessions support and extend the goals and objectives of the classroom.