Northport celebrates importance of libraries

Northport K-8 School Media Center is always alive with students, teachers, staff and community members buzzing in and out completing tasks that require information, information technology or conversation, but the week of April 14 – 20 is extra special. Northport K-8 School is celebrating with the theme ” Communities Matter @ your library!”  Fully funded libraries will continue to be valuable resources in our communities far into the future. Only fully funded libraries will be able to teach and collaborate with teachers to enhance dynamic 21st century skills and nuture the love of reading in young people that will serve them their entire lives. At Northport, students are offered opportunities to enhance public speaking skills, learn how to hone research skills, find excellent sources of information, learn about plagiarism which is a major concern, participate in special programs such as Women’s History, veterans club and a variety of other offerings. Students learn how to select books that they are interested in and teachers can find an opportunity to collaborate on a variety of topics. Students find the opportunity not only to have information learned in the classroom scaffolded but also sources for enrichment. New intiatives that are moving to the forefront in the Media Center are collaboration and support for new “Common core” standards and e-books that will soon be available to our students. Pictured are Northport students
from Charlotte Tombline’s fifth grade class.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist