Library/STEM

Kindergarten through sixth grade students will have a library/STEM class once a week. The library program promotes multicultural and global awareness through literature and other library media. Students will also learn how to gather information for research purposes. The library staff will encourage students to read for both pleasure and information.

The STEM portion of our program focuses on creating critical thinkers, increasing science literacy, and enabling students to be innovative.  Through various STEM activities such as engineering projects, building and programming robots, multiple media applications, using software to write code, and many other experiences, students will learn the necessary skills to be better prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Our Library Media Center is fully automated, with a computerized card catalog (OPAC) with daily, on-line inter-library loan capability with every school in Herkimer, Oneida, and Madison Counties (and beyond). Our books are signed out electronically and we are connected to the Internet.

Basic Library Media Center Rules

  1. The loan period is for two weeks with renewals allowed.
  2. The number of books signed out depends on the grade level and the reference needs.
  3. Overdue policy
    1. Fines are not charged for overdue books
    2. No additional books will be taken out until the overdue books are returned
    3. Lost or damaged books must be paid for
    4. Costs not paid for will be billed to the parents/guardians at the end of the year
  4. Students are expected to respect property, adults, one another, and themselves in the Library Media Center.