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Mrs. Annis, Library Media Specialist kannis@cr.k12.ia.us
Mrs. Glidewell, Library Media Secretary sglidewell@cr.k12.ia.us

Pierce Library Catalog

 

About the Pierce Library Media Center (IMC)

Pierce Library Media Center
4343 Marilyn Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-558-2850

Mission:

  • To enable all students and staff to be effective and discriminating users of ideas and information

  • To provide materials and technologies which support the curricular objectives of the school

  • To encourage reading and use of a library for lifelong learning

Library collection: There are over 12,000 books in the Pierce Library.  The collection also includes magazines and teaching materials.

Book checkout:  Teachers arrange a weekly book exchange time for their classes or schedule small group daily checkout. Individual students also have the opportunity to visit the media center to exchange library books daily.  Student books are checked out for two weeks.

Library Instruction:  Pierce teachers and library staff work together to integrate information skills and literature appreciation activities into curriculum instruction.   The Teacher Librarian and classroom teachers jointly plan and teach research activities in the library.  The Teacher Librarian has library lessons/stories every other week with all students.  Grade level library assessments are given each trimester on skills that were practiced. 

Computer Lab: Teachers schedule weekly lab time during which they integrate technology skills with classroom curriculum.

Parent support: Pierce parents support our program in several ways.  The PTA provides additional funding for materials and equipment.  We also benefit from the support of library volunteers who help shelve books and complete other tasks as needed.  Guest readers read stories to our K-1 library classes.  Classroom volunteers assist students with special literature and research projects.

Books need TLC

Tender Loving Care

Our books need tender loving care going back and forth from home to school .  When a book is damaged we can no longer use it in the library. The average cost of replacing a book is $15.00.  Some books cannot be replaced at all. 

Here’s how students can help.

  • Use a book bag to keep books clean, dry and easy to carry.

  • Empty water bottles before putting them in the book bag!!!

  • Prevent dog-eared pages! Use a bookmark.

  • Read with clean hands.

  • Keep books away from pets and little friends.