The Mohawk Trails Elementary Library Media Center serves students and staff with a collection of over 20,000 books, videos, DVDs, magazines, hand percussion instruments, audio books, and AV equipment. In addition, students have access to subscription databases, including Pebble Go, BrainPop, Britannica Online, and Gale databases. Databases may be accessed from home without a username and password by logging into myCCS.
We are a school of readers! Thanks to all of our wonderful parent volunteers who make this possible. All students come to the media center at least once each week with their classes, but we also have a policy of open access which enables students to visit the media center any time during the school day. Students in grades 2 (second semester), 3, 4, and 5 receive their own library cards and may use the self checkout stations at their convenience.
The media center includes an instructional area with chairs and tables for whole class instruction, a sunroom for reading aloud, storytelling, or reader's theater, and various table groupings for small group work. Cushioned chairs and floor pillows invite students to read and relax throughout the media center. Student projects are displayed throughout the year. A computer lab with 30 desktop computers is adjacent to the media center and two mobile labs of laptops are available for classroom use. Also adjacent to the media center is a student broadcast studio. Recorded broadcasts may be viewed on this page. Our MakerSpace is in a separate room, accessible from the library.
Lessons in the media center and computer lab are designed to support, enrich, and extend the curriculum for each grade level and are developed in collaboration with classroom teachers. For library lessons, please see the online planbook. Use the small blue arrows above "Monday..." to view lessons from previous weeks.
Programs designed to support the media center's goals include "My Favorite Book of the Year", Lunch Bunch, PTO Book Club, Invention and Science Night, and the YHBA Battle of the Books.