Windham Center School
Library Media Center
The Windham Center School Media Center program provides carefully selected materials in all formats to students and staff in curricular and interest areas. The program’s goal is to collaborate with teachers in developing responsible, independent learners who find, evaluate and use information, and to encourage reading competency and enjoyment. In addition students have the opportunity to improve their typing skills through bi-weekly lessons utilizing the Type to Learn 4 program.
The Media Center is served by one professional media specialist and many dedicated volunteers. Volunteer tasks include shelving books, helping students use the online catalog and find materials on the shelves, processing books, shelf reading, coordinating the PTA Book Fair, and completing various special projects.
The Destiny automated circulation system efficiently manages library resources and provides a variety of opportunities to students. With the Destiny Quest module students can keep track of the books they have read, are currently reading and want to read. The automated catalog from each Windham school is available online. Through the Media Center home tab students and staff can access multiple online databases including: Britannica Online Encyclopedia, Capstone Interactive eBooks, Infobase e-Books, and PebbleGo. Through the State Library’s NHewLink we also receive access to EBSCO databases, which include NoveList K-8, elementary article search databases like Searchasaurus, and middle school and adult databases. NetTrekker is a “smart” and safe search engine; Atomic Learning provides web-based software training. Students also have access to Maps101 (maps), NoodleTools (a bibliography creator), and NewsBank (newspapers).
Students at each level are active in a variety of special library media center programs and activities which may include: visiting authors, activities for Read Across America Week, Poetry Month, and National Children's Book Week. Students also participate in book projects, writing contests, spring and fall book fairs, summer reading incentive programs, and voting for the Ladybug Book Award and Great Stone Face Book Award. Additionally, Center School students look forward each year to participating in Battle of the Books.
Six Flags Tickets Reading Challenge Form