The CIS Libraries represents an academic and recreational resource for students in Grades EC-12, faculty, staff, parents and the extended CIS community. The 30,000-volume collection includes fiction and non-fiction materials, print and digital reference resources, a variety of digital magazines, and non-print media.
CIS Library Mission Statement
School library media programs are integral to student achievement. The philosophy of the CIS Library Media Centers is to ensure that all students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information. The Library Media Centers engage in collaborative learning and strive to provide the school community with a wide range of materials on appropriate levels of difficulty that will encourage growth in knowledge, establish a lifelong love of reading, and foster information literacy.
Students are expected to be reading, studying, or collaborating
Group work is encouraged
Showing respect towards others and keeping voices to a minimum by staying on task
Students are to respect the library spaces as well as the library materials and resources
The school library media center strives to provide students with a wide range of educational materials on all levels of difficulty and in a variety of formats. Students are given 10 minutes at the end of each class to check out books. Patrons with no overdue or lost items may check out items according to the guidelines:
Pre-K4: 1 book
Kindergarten: 1 book for the first half of the year (picture books), 2 during the second half (1 leveled reader, 1 book of choice)
Both Pre-K4 and Kindergarten receive a plastic book bag at the beginning of the year to carry their books back and forth to protect the books from spills and damages. They are responsible for remembering it weekly.
Grades 1-5: 2 books (not including novel studies and books for classroom projects)
It is the policy of the CIS Library to provide a broad range of educational materials to enrich and support the curriculum and to meet the needs of individual students, teachers, and the CIS community. Materials are available in a variety of formats and represent varying levels of difficulty and points of view. In selecting materials, principles outweigh personal opinion. Materials are considered for their quality and appropriateness to ensure that diverse interests, needs, and viewpoints are represented in a well-balanced, systematically developed collection.
Materials are selected with these criteria:
Authenticity/accuracy in factual content
Artistic quality and/or literary style
Materials will be purchased in a variety of formats with efforts made to incorporate emerging technology when they meet the selection criteria.
Donated materials in good conditions are accepted and evaluated according to the materials selection policy. Donated materials not selected for inclusion in the collection will be given to the classroom teachers, if applicable, or donated to a local charitable organization like LIFE.