The District Thirty Library Program
District Thirty libraries are twenty- first century learning environments offering a variety of print and electronic resources to students. Documented research has proven a positive correlation between a strong library media program and student academic achievement. Each library is staffed by a highly-qualified library media specialist who provides 45 minutes of library instruction per week to all grade levels. In collaboration with the classroom teacher, the library media specialist provides the skills and resources that support District Thirty’s curriculum. The library media specialist maintains the print and electronic resources and evaluates the collections for relevance to the educational program.
The goal of library instruction is to teach students how to access, evaluate and apply information both in the classroom and in real world situations. In addition, students are encouraged to grow as readers, to appreciate literature, and become life-long learners.
Each library is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, an automated circulation system and library catalog, and computer stations. In addition, each library is located adjacent to a computer lab creating a media center. As members of the Nassau BOCES School Library System, our libraries subscribe to authoritative, curriculum – related databases available for research use in all classrooms as well as at home.