The Library Media Center

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The Library Media Center

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The Grace Library Media Center teaches students 21st-century learning skills, including information gathering, analysis, presentation, and collaboration. These skills will help today’s children become lifelong learners. Our materials collection includes items for all ages and learning styles, including print books, e-books, audiobooks, videos, and databases.

Younger students come to the library for storytimes, to check out materials and to get help with their reference needs.

Older students come to the library for research and technology classes. They participate in project-based learning, developing skills that are important for academic success.

Students also find materials for recreational reading in the library, which aids both their academic and personal development. The Library Media Center hosts several reading incentive programs that encourage students to try a variety of literary genres.

The Library Media Center is open to students during school hours, before and after school, and at home through online access to our digital materials. It is a relaxed and welcoming space, with comfortable chairs and a loft for reading, study areas for independent work and group projects, and a full-time library media specialist to help students meet their information needs and interests.

Technology

Educational technology resources include a Mac computer lab, 1:1 PC laptops for grades 7 & 8, and 1:2 PC laptops in grades 3-6, and class sets of iPads for grades 1 & 2, and the Early Childhood Program, interactive whiteboards, online and offline learning and productivity software, and more. These technology learning tools help increase student engagement and prepare our graduates for continued academic success in high school.

 

 

7300 Division Street | River Forest, IL 60305 | (708) 366-6900