We have recently completed the set up and organization of Oak Hill School's new, temporary library media center. The media center has been moved from the temporary location in the small gym to a portable classroom that can can be accessed from the fifth and sixth grade hallway.
During the transition from a middle school to a K-6 elementary the majority of the middle school library books were moved to the new North Junior High School. Through the support of the PTA, the hard work of the Oak Hill Library Committee headed by Kathy McMurray, and the donations of time and money from many parent volunteers and the Oak Hill community, students now have access to a quality collection of over 9,000 K-6 level books.
The Oak Hill School Media Center exists to support the instructional program and enhance the curriculum. Students visit the media center weekly to select books for their reading pleasure and to work on curriculum-based research projects. Our primary goals are to help students develop a love of reading and to enhance students' information literacy and problem solving skills.
To meet our goals we will always need replacement copies, new reading materials and up-to-date resources. Therefore, the media center continues to accept donations of new and gently used picture books and easy readers, age appropriate paperback and hard cover fiction books, hard cover non-fiction books, and elementary level periodicals. Cash donations are also accepted through the Oak Hill PTA and the EVSC Foundation. With cash donations we hope to provide access to online databases and reference materials in the near future.
Sherry Allen - Media Specialist