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Meet the Librarian

Hi, I am Mrs. Davidson, the Mountain Meadows Librarian, and I have been working in the Library for 11 years now. Both of my sons have gone through Mountain Meadows Elementary themselves, back when it was a K-2 school. Wil is now a college graduate, working in Politics, and Sean is a Sophomore at Moorpark College.

I am originally from Australia, but have lived in Moorpark since 1996. I am passionate about books, and as many of the students have noted, I love dressing up for any reason.

I am also very appreciative of the Mountain Meadows PTA, which has been a strong supporter of the Library throughout the years, purchasing books and supplies for the Library. Your support of the PTA is an incredible benefit to your child's educational experience.

If you ever have any questions about your child's Library experience, please contact me.Although the Library is not open for the entire school day, I am here every day for at least some portion of the day, I can be reached through email.


The Moorpark City Library is located at 699 Moorpark Avenue adjacent to City Hall and open daily.  Check out the numerous online resources by clicking on the link below.
Moorpark City Library

Reading Lists by Grade

ABOUT THE LINKS ON THIS PAGE

The Moorpark Unified School District does not endorse any of the websites listed here or the products that may be advertised.  This list is provided for informational purposes only.
 

Please let the Librarian know if any of the links are no longer working.

Library Curriculum

Each class comes to the Library once every week for 30 minutes. Kindergartners do stories and nursery rhymes and also learn about Book Care, and start to learn checkout procedures in the second month of Library. First graders can check out a book but are only allowed to take them home in second semester with their teacher's permission. Second to Fifth grade students can check books out and take them home if they have permission from their teacher. Fifth graders are allowed to check out 2 books; 1st-4th grade is limited to 1 book, with the exception of students completing research reports for their teacher (they may check out a second book related to their topic).

 

During Library, classes will usually have a story read to them, and the upper grades will do either a story or library lesson plans. Library time is about finding books that children enjoy reading, learning about taking care of their books, and learning how Libraries work, and also about hearing stories read out loud, learning the joy of words.

 

Books are checked out for a 2 week loan period, and may be renewed or returned early. If a student forgets their book they may not check out another one. Late fees may be assessed on books not returned within a timely manner. Students who fail to return books will be charged a replacement cost of the book.

 

 

 

WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN MEADOWS LIBRARY

The Mountain Meadows Librarian is Mrs. Davidson.

The Library schedule for the 2017-2018 school year is:

 

Monday: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Tuesday: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am - 2:45 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am - 2:45 pm

Friday: 7:45am - 1:00 pm

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Follett Destiny Library Catalogue

Scholastic Reading Counts

Lexile

EASY BIB - helping create Bibliographies for research papers

What's happening in the Library?
RSS feed for For Parents
Enchanted Forest Book Fair is coming Posted 11/6/18

We are so excited about our Book Fair coming at the end of November. The Enchanted Forest Book Fair will be open Monday Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

 

There will be a Toadstools and Tales Reading Night 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 29th.

Join us for Nibbles with Gnomes (a Family Breakfast event) on Friday, Nov. 30th, from 7:45 - 8:45 am.

Library FAQs

Q1. I was not at school when my class came to the Library. Can I get another book?

Answer: Students may come in during their lunch break on Wednesdays and Fridays to change their book, or have their teacher call me to see if I have an open time for them to come to the Library.

 

Q2. What happens if I lose a Library book?

Answer: If the book is lost you will have to pay a fine to replace the book, or you may purchase a replacement book (Library bound preferably). Please check with the Librarian before purchasing a replacement.

 

Q3. How many books can I check out?

Answer: Students in 1st - 4th grade may check out 1 book at a time. 5th-grade students may check out 2 books at a time. Kindergarten students do not check books out until the second semester, however, these books remain in the classroom.

First-grade students are not permitted to take their books home until after winter break and with their teacher's permission.

Students working on a research report may check out additional books.

 

Q4. Why aren't books like "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games" available in the Library?

Answer:

Many students from 2nd through 5th grade have asked me this question. Often they have older siblings or parents who have read the books or have seen previews for the movie. Many popular books are not appropriate for elementary school students – they are written for the older Middle School and High School student, and much of the subject matter is too mature for our students. Your parents may decide if a book is appropriate for you to read, but that doesn't mean we should have all books in our Library.

I also remind students that they do need to "save" some books to read when they are in Middle School.

 

Q5. My Library book is torn or damaged. Should I fix it myself?

Answer:

Absolutely NOT! Please return your Library book to the Library and Mrs. Davidson will check to see if it can be fixed. She has special tape and glue that is designed for repairing Library books.

Improperly repaired books may need to be replaced by the student.

 

Q6. I forgot to bring my Library book back when my class came. Do I have to pay a fine?

Answer:

Library books are checked out for 2 weeks. Students who forget may return their Library book as soon as possible.

Fines are only assessed when a Library book has not been returned for several weeks. Library fines are .5 cents per day and may be waived when the student returns the book if it is not a frequent occurrence.

Want to Donate a Book to the Library?

Many parents often ask me if I accept donations for the Library. The answer is - Yes and No. Library books are specially bound to handle the extra wear and tear. Most books that people have at home are not equipped to survive multiple users.

I do occasionally accept either Hardcover books that I feel can survive a little while, or paperbacks of books that I know are very popular, even though they are not likely to last long. With limited hours, it is difficult for me to take the time to process books that I know will not do well in a Library.

If you would like to purchase books for the Library, please  check out the list of books on my Dream List below at Amazon.

Amazon Wish List

 

We also accept book donations that we use in 2 different ways:

1. During our regular Book Fairs we set up a Bargain Book table where students can choose a book for $1.

2. At Family Fun Night we set up tables of donated books that students can purchase with a ticket. They love the chance to use up tickets on books!

If you have an assortment of books you would like to donate please feel free to contact me. This is a great way to breathe new life into all those Book Fair books your child has brought home over the years. 

Links to Author / Series websites

Great Reading Resources

Great Websites to check out!

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