Providing quality resources to enhance and support instruction, research and learning for all students and faculty in an intellectually and culturally open environment.
Collaborating with faculty, staff, students and parents to create inquiry based learning experiences and promote lifelong reading for enjoyment and information.
Encouraging all patrons to become effective and ethical users of resources, ideas and information.
Facilitating access to resources in all formats by providing a well designed and organized media center, technology and programming that serves the needs of students and faculty.
Scheduling weekly access and the services of a certified teacher-librarian to all K-8 students.
The Library Media Center Mission The Library Media Center (LMC) is a fundamental part of the educational program at the Peirce School of International Studies. The mission of the LMC is to encourage, promote and assist all members of the school community to be effective and discriminating users of information and ideas that will foster a love of reading and instill life-long learning.
Kindergarten through Second Grades
Every Peirce student in kindergarten through second grades has equal access to a qualified librarian on a biweekly basis. The goal is to create a love for reading by introducing our young students to literature using a variety of themes, stories, genres, authors, and media. Information Literacy and research skills are also introduced.
Third through Eighth Grades
All Peirce students in third through eighth grade meet with a Media Specialist in the LMC on a scheduled biweekly basis. During this time they learn information literacy; the skills that are required to find information and evaluate it properly (literacy standards). Third through eighth grade students check out books on a biweekly basis for both recreational reading and research.