"Wealth I ask not, hope nor love; Nor a friend to know me; All I seek, the heaven above; And the road below me." ~Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Vagabond," Songs of Travel [1886]

CMS Library Media Center's Orientation

Welcome to our CMS Library Media Center!

Common Beliefs

  1. As presented in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner In Action:

    • Reading is a window to the world.

    • Inquiry provides a framework for learning.

    • Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.

    • Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs.

    • Equitable access is a key component for education.

    • The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies

      have changed.

    • The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills

      that will enable them to learn on their own.

    • Learning has a social context.

    • School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.

CMS Library Announcements

Channel One for Students:

Stay current by tuning in to our morning broadcasts here at CMS!

CMS Library Scholastic Bookfair:

5th-9th November 2012; Monday through Friday, 7:50 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the CMS Library Media Center

Netbook Cart Checkout:

Carts with 30 Netbooks are available for checkout from the CMS Library Media Center before 8 a.m. each day.

Overdue Slips will continue to be sent through homeroom teachers on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.

CMS Library Media Center's After-School Extended Hours has begun. We will stay open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m....

Young Adult Section: Because the novels are getting grittier, and in some ways, more controversial...we want all students who want to read in this section to have a signed note from their parents.

Our Hours of Operation: Monday and Friday, 7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, until 5 p.m. Closed on school holidays.

Library Rules:
...Remember to sign in when you come with a pass to our Library Media Center.
...No food or drinks allowed, unless you have permission.
...Please be courteous and respectful towards others.
...No social-networking sites are allowed; no music video sites or any site deemed controversial in any way. Please stay on bookmarked approved sites only during the school day.
...You must have your library card to check out any materials.
...If you have an overdue book, it must be returned to have your privileges restored.
...Remember to be productive with your time!

Book Traveler's Critiques...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Please comment in this section if you would like to share with Cleveland Middle School the books you've read! Remember to use complete sentences and proper punctuation. Also, click on "Anonymous" before you send your blog to be published!

If you are "blogging" to earn "book miles", please use the following format:
Name: First Name, Last Name's Initial
Title of Book: ....
Author of Book: ....
Page Count: ...

CMS Library Media Center

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

"There is no one book that is right for all kids. But there are all kinds of crazy, interesting, and amazing books out there. It’s our job to help kids find that book that will inspire them to want to become readers." ~ Jon Scieszka

A library is a portal for time travelers. In it you slip into other dimensions, whether online or in the pages of a book; a time and space continuum governed only by the imagination. It is our sincere hope to open the doors to our global information society and give students here at Cleveland Middle School the interest and tools to navigate its ever-changing venues with confidence, understanding and pleasure.

Contact Information:
Grace Dyrek, Library Media Specialist
Kathy Hooks, Library Assistant
Address: 3635 Georgetown Road, NW
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
Telephone (423) 479-9641; FAX: (423) 479-9553.

Our Library Policy: Students may check out up to three items for two weeks. We do not charge late fines, but encourage the responsible use of library materials and ask only that students pay full replacement cost for lost books, CDs, or magazines.

CMS Blogging Rules...

Please feel free to add a comment to any written blog or create your own entry to further our enjoyment of this interactive tool. Remember, however, to follow a few simple rules:
1. Please use only your first name and the initial for your last name in all of your entries
2. Show respect at all times
3. Keep what you say within our usual standards of decency
4. Be reflective and interesting in your comments; tell what the book is about; describe the setting; describe the main character and the main problem or conflict the character has to solve and be sure to tell if you liked or did not like the story and give reasons for your opinion.
5. Do not give away the ending of the story
6. Write using proper English [no text messaging] and correct spelling
7. Be sure to indicate your grade level after your entry
8. One star is a poor rating; Five stars is an awesome rating; and everything in between is incremental levels of fair to good
9. Remember to give the title of the book and the author’s full name

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Have you ever wondered what happened to Sherlock Holmes after he left the foggy streets of Victorian London? Well, the game's afoot in this first book of a series of eight by Laurie King. Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, comes out of semi-retirement, putting aside one of his passions for keeping bees, and takes up another, solving crimes. However, his partner in crime is no longer the affable, big-hearted, Dr. Watson. A young orphaned woman, Mary Russell, is introduced. She becomes this clever man's equal. The action is stimulating and provocative. A pleasure to read, especially in the depths of winter.

What Propaganda Technique is being used in this Coke Advertisement?

Religions of the World

"The Hunger Games" Trailer

Can You See the Man in this Picture?

Can You See the Man in this Picture?
If under a minute, you're right brain is developed.

Dewey Decimal System Rap

Gotta Keep Reading!

World Clock

Tennessee Standards

Specific Tennessee Language Arts Standards addressed in CMS Library Media Program:

Specific Tennessee Language Arts Standards addressed in CMS Library Media Program:

6/7/8.1.02 Develop an understanding of the concepts of print.

6/7/8.1.05 Read to develop fluency, expression, accuracy, and confidence.

6/7/8.1.06 Expand reading vocabulary.

6/7/8.1.08 Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading

6/7/8.1.09 Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.

6/7/8.1.10 Develop skills to facilitate reading in the content areas.

6/7/8.1. 11 Read independently for a variety of purposes.

6/7/8.1.12 Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.

6/7/8.1.13 Develop and sustain a motivation for reading.

6/7/8.2.11 Write in response to literature.

6/7/8.2.13 Locate and analyze information to prepare written works and presentations.


Book Travelers 2011-2012

At the start of this academic year, in August of 2011, the Cleveland Middle School Library Media Center challenged the entire student body to become “Book Travelers”. This reading incentive program was optional and to date we have had over 149 blogs on our blogsite of books students have read and enjoyed.

Our tracking map of the world is online. Students were asked to read books of their own choosing and received 2 book miles per page and a book prize whenever they reached a new continent.

We are proud to announce this year’s winners of our 2011-2012 Book Travelers medals. All three of our winners have read voraciously and for the first time all three have made it at least one time around the world with their reading book miles!

  • Roshan, in Mrs. Riggins’ homeroom made it from Cleveland, Tennessee all the way around the world earning a grand total of: 27,473 book miles!

  • Megan, in Mrs. Burn’s homeroom has also made it all the way around the world! She left Cleveland, Tennessee, landed in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and returned to Cleveland only to began her journey again, having earned: 28,620 book miles!

  • Mark, in Mr. Miles’ homeroom has made it all the way around the world twice, and is well into his third trip! He has traveled an impressive 56,093 book miles! That means Mark has read over 28,000 pages! The highest earner since the beginning of this reading incentive program seven years ago!

Global Awareness Begins Now!