Our middle and high school library provides a space for research, independent study and quiet group work. Students can check out Chromebooks, purchase a hot beverage and enjoy research or writing support from Mrs. Julianne Ross, or other faculty. Mrs. Ross plans themes and activities throughout the year to promote reading, including a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) week, reading challenges with prizes and more.
The elementary library next door is full of age appropriate fiction and non-fiction books. Mrs. Ross plans themed activities and works with elementary parents each spring to host a Scholastic book fair.
The EMS library strives to be a 21st Century learning environment where members of our school community are encouraged to be effective users of ideas and information by asking questions, reading enthusiastically, thinking critically, and demonstrating creativity.
-Adapted from AASL Empowering Learners
Our library in the news
Article and photos by Gretchen Angerman, James Madison University digital marketing student. Eastern Mennonite Elementary School students are enjoying their own dedicated library space after making do with wagon loads of books transported to their building from the school’s upper building this school year due to COVID restrictions. After settling the K-5 program into their newly renovated building in December 2020, students had a weekly outing to the upper building, where middle and high school takes place. Then, with COVID restrictions this past fall, even…Read More >
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